Register today. Listen I am going to this summit, so you have to too. If you don't go to these stupid meetings don't complain later. They might not seem important but they are. You have to support the annoying environmental groups so get out of bed, get your damn shoes on and get the hell up to Palm Beach. Register first, like now. Network too. I will send photos to Gimleteye and they will be in my Saturday Editorial.
It is about time for a public reckoning of the costs of Big Sugar. This weekend, Sierra Club and a list of accomplished speakers won't get to all of those costs, but they will to most. For too long, most Floridians have lived in the dark about the influence of Big Sugar: prime instigator of crony capitalism and key operator of Florida's shadow government.
No matter where you live in Florida, Big Sugar impacts your life.
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Embassy Suites West Palm Beach - Central
The Big Sugar Summit will pull the curtain back on the sugar industry. We'll dig as deep into the muck as we can, in one day, to uncover just how profoundly Big Sugar affects us all. You'll get the facts regarding the sugar industry's influence and impact on Florida and its citizens. Our speakers will represent a wide spectrum of the political, academic, science and advocacy realms.
See full agenda and speakers
The following topics will be covered:
History of Big Sugar in the Everglades Agricultural Area
Sugar's impact on the Everglades
Sugar burning practice and impacts
State-level political influence
Federal-level political influence
U.S. Sugar Program
Local economy in the EAA
Sugar Hill Sector Plan
Miccosukee Tribe Perspective
Note: There will be a social hour immediately after the program.