What will sustainable agriculture look like in 20 years?

Presentation and discussion with: Scott Kirby

Nuffield Farming Scholar

Farms manager, Harper Adams University College

When: 3-4:30 pm, Monday, May 23, 2011

Where: 140 Robbins Hall, UC Davis

Free and open to the public.

Scott Kirby is the farms manager at Harper Adams University College, the UK’s largest centre of higher education for the land based sector. Scott operates 1700 acres of commercial farming enterprises, including diverse animal, crops, forage, biomass crops, and renewable energy from anaerobic digestion which makes the University almost self-sufficient in energy and 3.5 times carbon neutral. Scott is a Nuffield Farming Scholar and is studying what a sustainable agriculture sector will look like 20 to 30 years in the future (as affected by a growing population, food production and distribution, limited resources, and climate change).

For more information please contact:

Sonja Brodt | sbbrodt@ucdavis.edu | 530-754-8547