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Save the date! State of the Rockies Speaker Series on “Food and Agriculture in the Rockies”

October 9, 2009

[Source: Colorado College Calendar of Events]

State of the Rockies Speaker Series, November 2, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Rosamond Naylor: “Wheres the Beef? Trade-offs Between Grassfed and Industrial Livestock”

The third installment of the State of the Rockies Speaker Series: “Food and Agriculture in the Rockies,” will feature Dr. Rosamond Lee Naylor. Dr. Naylor is the Director of the Program on Food Security and the Environment, the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute of the Environment, and a Professor of Environmental Earth Systems Science at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive crop, livestock, and fish production worldwide. Naylor has been an author on numerous interdisciplinary science and policy papers focused on climate impacts on agriculture, nutrient wastes from animal and crop production, ecosystem impacts of marine aquaculture, and agricultural technology. She also writes broadly in the food policy and security fields, and contributes to legislative processes at the California state and federal levels. At Stanford, Naylor is on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Environment and Resources (IPER) and she teaches courses on the World Food Economy, Sustainable Agriculture, Earth Systems Science, and Climate and Agriculture. Naylor was named Fellow in the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program in Environmental Sciences in 1999 and Pew Fellow in Conservation and the Environment in 1994. Her talk will provide a global and regional perspective of the impacts of industrial agriculture. Sponsored by The State of the Rockies Project and the CC Cultural Attractions Fund.

Location: Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library) (map)

Tickets: free

This event is open to the general public.

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