2009 Agroecology Fall Lecture Series - What to Eat: A Seven Discourse Meal


In conjunction with Go Big Read, the 2009 Agroecology Fall Lecture Series is What to Eat: A Seven Discourse Meal. This series of seven weekly lectures responds to Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food from a variety of perspectives. The first lecture is a panel discussion of Wisconsin farmers, including Bill Bruins, President of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and dairy farmer near Waupun; Richard Cates, Member of DATCP Ag Board and pasture-based beef farmer near Spring Green; Louise Hemstead, CEO of Organic Valley Coop and an organic dairy farmer near La Farge, on Thursday, October 1st, at 4pm, in Chamberlain 2103, with a reception to follow. The lectures are open to all, on-campus and off-campus.

The series has a large number of co-sponsors, including the Agroecology Program; the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems; the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; the Departments of Agronomy, Community and Environmental Sociology, and Soil Science; Go Big Read; and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. It is funded in part by the Madison-based Bradshaw-Knight Foundation, which works to promote sustainability and ecological health.