[MCN] Soil Scientist to Discuss Farming, Climate Change in Lecture at UM

Neva Hassanein hassaneinneva40 at montana.com
Fri Sep 11 15:17:45 EDT 2015

Sept. 11, 2015
Contact: Neva Hassanein, professor, UM Environmental Studies Program,
406-243-6271, neva.hassanein at umontana.edu
<mailto:neva.hassanein at umontana.edu> .
Soil Scientist to Discuss Farming, Climate Change in Lecture at UM
            MISSOULA ‹ Warren Wilson College environmental studies Professor
Laura Lengnick will present the lecture ³Resilient Agriculture: Farming in a
Changing Climate,² at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the University Center
at the University of Montana. The lecture is free and open to the public.

            Lengnick is an agronomist and soil scientist, as well as an
educator, policymaker, activist and researcher, who focuses on how
sustainable agriculture and food systems enhance communities. She was the
leadauthor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture report ³Climate Change and
Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation,² which was
included the third National Climate Assessment.

            Lengnick also is a climate resilience planning consultant with
Fernleaf Solutions and researcher with the Local Food Research Center in
Asheville, North Carolina. She has led the academic program in sustainable
agriculture at Warren Wilson College for more than a decade.

            Sponsors of the lecture includethe UM Environmental Studies
Program, UM Dining, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM, Montana
Audubon, the UM Office of Sustainability, UM International Conservation and
Development Program, UM Resource Conservation Program, Climate Smart
Missoula, Alternative Energy Resources Organization and the Community Food
and Agriculture Coalition.

            For more information email UM environmental studies Professor
Neva Hassanien at neva.hassanein at umontana.edu
<mailto:neva.hassanein at umontana.edu> .


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