[MCN] Tonight: Lecture on Resilient Agriculture and Climate Change

Neva Hassanein hassaneinneva40 at montana.com
Wed Sep 23 11:50:02 EDT 2015

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, Third Floor Theatre, 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 Global Leadership Initiative, UM Resource Conservation Program,
Climate Smart Missoula, Alternative Energy Resources Organization and the
Community Food and Agriculture Coalition.

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