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TEDxDirigo - Chellie Pingree - An Organic Farmer in the U.S. Congress

Chellie Pingree has been working in an around farms for the last 40 years. After being elected and serving on the local school board on North Haven Island in Maine, and as the town's tax assessor, Chellie went on to serve eight years in the Maine Senate, and become the national CEO of Common Cause. In 2008 she was elected to represent Maine in the United States Congress. As a member of the Agriculture Committee in Congress, Chellie's focus is reforming farm policy with interests of sustainable farmers and consumers in mind.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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