8.25 Food For a Changing Planet

25010FOOD FOR A CHANGING PLANET

FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL LECTURE WITH WORLD RENOWNED WRITER, PHILOSOPHER & ORGANIC FARMER FRED KIRSCHENMANN

AT CLARKE UNIVERSITY

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THURSDAY AUGUST 25

6:00PM – PRE-PROGRAM RECEPTION AT CLARKE ATRIUM

6:30PM – OPENING REMARKS BY MAYOR ROY BUOL AND CLARKE UNIVERISTY PROFESSORS NECLA DEMIR – FOOD SCIENCE & ANDREA BIXLER – ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

7:00PM – KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY FRED KIRSCHENMANN

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CLARKE UNIVERSITY is pleased to present the Driftless Farm & Food Fest Kick-off event, a back-to-school lecture with Fred Kirschenmann, a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture, for a timely and crucial conversation about the future of food in a changing climate.

With opening remarks by Mayor Roy Buol, and Clarke University faculty members from the departments of Food Science and Environmental Studies.

Fred Kirschenmann shares an appointment as Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and as President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. He also continues to manage his family’s 1,800-acre certified organic farm in south central North Dakota. He is a professor in the ISU Department of Religion and Philosophy and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has received international recognition for his writing on sustainable agriculture and land ethics and is the author of numerous essays and books including Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher.