Terry Fleck: Sustainability in modern ag – Apr. 16

Terry Fleck of the Center for Food Integrity will present a guest lecture on sustainability in modern agriculture on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:45 p.m. in room 1125 of the Biochemistry building.

The event is being hosted by the UW-Madison Collegiate Farm Bureau and College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) Student Association with financial support from CommonGround Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Association.

“Mr. Fleck’s presentation, titled ‘Sustainable Intensification’ will explore the balance between productivity and sustainability in American agriculture,” said Jared Wendt, event organizer and CALS Student Association president. “We hope to welcome a diverse audience of students and community members from all corners of the CALS community and beyond.”

Fleck is executive director of The Center for Food Integrity, a national organization formed in 2007 to help build trust in today’s food system.

The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend. After the event, an ice cream social will be held, featuring ice cream from UW’s own Babcock Hall Dairy Store.

The event comes at the close of a semester-long campus lecture series on the future of food and will be held in conjunction with CALS Week, an annual student-led celebration of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.