• Event Time 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
  • Event Start Date 04/05/2016
  • Event Location Emerson Crawford Theater

Lecture, Book Signing and Reception

Author of Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate, Laura Lengnick will offer a free public presentation, followed by a book signing and reception.

Climate change is upon us and agriculture is inextricably involved. Fundamental to our identity as a species, crucial to the health and well-being of our communities, the way that we eat fuels the 21st century challenges that threaten our way of life. Agriculture is often blamed for contributing to climate change, but could it also contribute solutions? Can agriculture cool the planet, build community resilience, and feed the world? Author, educator, scientist and farmer Laura Lengnick explores answers to these question through the adaptation stories of some of America’s best farmers and ranchers, including Montana’s own Bob Quinn from Big Sandy. These producers, many the 2nd or 3rd generation on the same land, have managed sustainable businesses for 25 to more than 40 years. A masterful story-teller, Laura weaves practical lessons from the field with the latest climate science and resilience theory to share a message of hope in these troubling times.

Sponsor Organization: Montana State University, Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Program

This event is free and open to the community.