Dr. Nancy Creamer to Kick-Off Sustainable Ag Seminar Series
Posted: October 1, 2009
A new Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series will begin at Penn State on October 21, 2009 when Dr. Nancy Creamer, Director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at North Carolina State University, joins us to deliver a seminar entitled:
"Engaging the Land Grant University in Building a Local Food Economy: Programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems"
The seminar will be from 4:15-5:00 pm in 111 Tyson Building on Penn State's University Park campus.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is a partnership among North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and many non-profit organizations. Initiated in 1994, CEFS mission is to develop and promote food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities, and provides economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond. Over the last year, CEFS led a statewide effort "Building a Local Food Economy in North Carolina" that included several regional meetings, working issues teams, and a statewide summit that included many dignitaries and agency leaders including the North Carolina Governor, Bev Perdue. As a result of the initiative, legislation was passed this July to create a statewide Sustainable Local Foods Advisory Council and a State Action Plan for Building the Local Sustainable Food Economy will be released this fall.
The Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series is organized by the Sustainable Agriculture Work Group in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The series will consist of a seminar each semester, alternating between academic and farmer speakers. Funding for the series is provided by Northeast SARE and Penn State's Environment and Natural Resources Institute. For more information, contact Charlie White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-863-9922.