|Sustainable agriculture, land use change in the Northern Plains|
What would the landscape of the Northern Plains look like if agriculture was sustainable? That depends on many factors, from one's definition of sustainability, to which agro ecosystem are found to be sustainable, to the long-term changes in our climate and more.
Frank Kutka of North Dakota State University's Dickinson Research Extension Center will discuss the long-term impacts of sustainable agriculture on landscape and watershed level processes and properties at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Room 210, Clifford Hall Auditorium.
Kutka coordinates the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program in North and South Dakota as part of a cooperative arrangement between NDSU and SDSU. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin, a master's degree in animal ecology from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University.
The presentation is part of the Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. For more information, contact Michael Hill at 777-6071, or firstname.lastname@example.org.