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Second Saturday Conversation: Reintegrating Animals on the Farm: Preserving the Future of Humanity Through Integrated Cropping Systems
June 13, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Can science help us learn how to increase food production while also caring for the planet with sustainable agricultural practices? The answer is yes! Integrated crop-livestock systems not only increase food production, but also provide dramatic benefits for the soil and environment. Research has provided insights into a number of techniques through which farmers and growers can reduce environmental risks, increase production, and realize economic benefits as well. Farmer Dan, site manager at the Wesport Commons Farm at Cultivate KC will explore this exciting frontier and help viewers understand their role as consumers in supporting sustainable agriculture.
Dan Krull is Farm Manager at Westport Commons Farm and Volunteer Coordinator for Cultivate KC. He is a father as well as a herpetologist and environmental consultant. He installs native plant landscapes and is an on-camera talent working on both commercial and documentary projects. He has studied self-sufficient agricultural systems his whole life, with a particular passion for soils and ecosystem-based farming. He serves on the board of the Manheim Park Garden Conservancy and is their planning and operations co-chair. An animal husbandry expert, Dan has bred snakes in captivity for over 20 years. He loves to fish, hunt, hike, and camp and is a fairly good singer.
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This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated. Thank you!Click here to register
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Further reading at the Linda Hall Library
- Derry, Margaret Elsinor. Masterminding nature : the breeding of animals, 1750-2010. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2015.
- Little, Amanda. The fate of food : what we’ll eat in a bigger, hotter, smarter world. New York : Harmony Books, 2019.
- Stafford, John. Precision agriculture for sustainability. Cambridge, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, 2019.
- Tree, Isabella. Wilding : the return of nature to a British farm. London : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2018.