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Sus Ag Programs at ISU

Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium

(SUSAG 600)

Fall 2013


Unless otherwise noted, meetings are 3:10 to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in 2020 Agronomy Hall.

Date Program Location
28 August Mary Wiedenhoeft, GPSA chair, and Lisa Schulte-Moore, GPSA associate chair, "The State of the GPSA Program" and orientation to program practices and policies. 2020 Agronomy
4 September Presentations by the Fall 13 SUSAG 509 class. 2020 Agronomy
11 September The Honorable Rob Hogg, State Representative Iowa District 38, "Climate Change and Agriculture:  Impacts, Solutions, and the Future." 2020 Agronomy
18 September Francis Owusu, professor and interim chair, ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning "Sustainability Stories." 2020 Agronomy
25 September Lois Wright Morton, professor, ISU Department of Sociology, "Civic Structure and Sustainability in Agricultural Systems." 2020 Agronomy
2 October The Honorable Frank Cownie, mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, "Sustainability Stories Continued." 2020 Agronomy
9 October Fernando Miguez, assistant professor, ISU Department of Agronomy, "Models, Data and Predictions, or How I Became Interested in Sustainable Agriculture." 2020 Agronomy
16 October Jim Hightower, syndicated columnist, progressive political activist, and author who served from 1983 to 1991 as the elected commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, "From Factory Farms to GMOs:  The Upchuck Rebellion is Taking Root." 7 PM, First United Methodist Church, Des Moines, transportation is being arranged.
23 October Wesley Meier, program director, Compatible Technology International, "CTI: Creating Practical Food and Water Tools for the Developing World." 2020 Agronomy
30 October Gary Taylor, associate professor, ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning, "From Poverty Knob to Planning Lawyer". 2020 Agronomy
6 November Bernard Musekese Wabukala, lecturer, Makerere University Business School in Uganda, Title TBA 2020 Agronomy
13 November Robert Mazur, professor, ISU Department of Sociology, Title TBA 2020 Agronomy
20 November Michael Castellano, assistant professor, ISU Department of Agronomy, Title TBA. 2020 Agronomy
27 November Thanksgiving Break
4 December Emily Heaton, assistant professor, ISU Department of Agronomy, Title TBA. 2020 Agronomy
11 December Documentary screening - "A Place at the Table," details TBA. 2020 Agronomy
18 December Finals.