Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Richland Community College – Shilling Center
This free public event is for farmers, landowners, scientists, environmentalists, business and civic leaders, and everyone interested in innovative practices, crops, and markets for a sustainable agriculture future.
Illinois farmers, businesses, and scientists played major roles in 20th Century agricultural transformations. Drawing on this history, Steve John will present AWI’s vision and strategy for collaborative on-farm R&D and market development for a 21st Century paradigm shift including perennial crops to enhance agriculture’s economic, environmental, and social bottom line.
After Steve’s talk, there will be refreshments and a “shared learning” conversation among scientists and agricultural stakeholders. This dialogue is designed to advance local engagement in a multi-state Perennial Biomass Initiative to help guide a transition to a more sustainable agricultural landscape and agro-economy.
For further information, contact Steve John – 217.877.5640 – firstname.lastname@example.org