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A Farm For the Future: Sustainable Alternatives

Date: 04/08/2010

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Theater Bell Museum of Natural History

Cost: Free

Description:

Rural areas are experiencing significant population losses, and industrial farms are not sustainable in the long term. What can be done to revitalize rural communities and ensure environmental stewardship in farming practices?

Film: A Farm for the Future 2009. Investigates how to transform a family's farm into a low-energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.  Originally aired on the BBC's Natural World series.  50-minute run time.  Alternative title is Rebecca's Wild Farm.

Speakers: Kathy Draeger, Director of the Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Big Stone County farmer; Jim Kleinschmit, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Rural Communities program.

Contact:

  • Name: Beth Mercer-Taylor
  • E-mail: bethmt@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-9430
  • Sponsored by: Sustainability Studies Minor

More information: http://sustainabilitystudies.umn.edu/NewsEvents/index.htm

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