Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

Time: Friday, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Moderator: Steve Wood, Applied Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Panelists:

Daniel Kane, Yale University, Doctoral Student

Heidi Chay, Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District, District Manager

Haley Baron, NYU Food Studies

John Pauley, Simpson College, Professor of Philosophy

Maggie Long, Lead Undergraduate Research Assistant for “The Palmer Project”- Simpson College

Leslie Decker, Lead Undergraduate Research Assistant for “The Palmer Project”- Simpson College

 

Keywords: Urban farming, climate change, soils, pesticides

Summary:
This diverse panel will discuss how sustainable agriculture can be the solution to more resilient food systems. Daniel Kane will share his research on improving soil organic matter (SOM) as a way to mitigate climate change fluctuations. Heidi Chay will introduce the Alaska experience in building greater local food resources. Haley Baron will discuss the role of organic handlers in the organic supply chain. John Pauley, Maggie Long, and Leslie Decker will examine herbicide resistance and emergence of “superweeds” in Iowa and the possible social, political, and economic solutions.

 

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