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Revolution in Agriculture

Clatsop Community College presents Sustainable Agriculture, a free public lecture by Dr. John Schmidt, Development Director of The Land Institute in Salina, KS, on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00pm in Towler Hall Room 310, 1660 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

Dr. Schmidt will discuss a revolution in agriculture that will eliminate soil erosion, require less chemical and energy input, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and virtually eliminate oceanic dead zones. Prior to Dr. Schmidt’s talk, representatives from the North Coast Food Web will share work they are doing to create a network of local, sustainable food providers. Participants will have an opportunity to meet the speaker and network after the presentation. Refreshments will be provided by Thrivent Financial.

The Land Institute has worked for over 30 years on the problem of agriculture. Its purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. For more information, visit The Land Institute.

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