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Introducing Grassland 2.0’s Digital Dialogue Series

This fall Grassland 2.0 is hosting a 4-part Digital Dialogue focusing on the question – What are healthy agroecosystems? The series will explore the different aspects that make up a healthy agroecosystems and the benefits these systems have on people, farms, communities and the land.

The Digital Dialogues will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:30 PM CT this fall, with the exception of December which will be held on the first Tuesday of the month.

  • Tuesday, September 21st from 12-1:30PM CT
    Dan Smith, President and CEO of Cooperative Network
    Broken Ground: The Changing Culture of America’s Dairyland

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 12-1:30PM CT
    Stephan van Vilet, Nutrition Scientist and metabolomics expert at the Center for Human Nutrition Studies at Utah State University
    Understanding the Linkages between Animal and Human Health: A Metabolomics Approach

  • Tuesday, November 16th from 12-1:30PM CT
    Thelma Heidel-Baker, Entomologist, Educator and organic farmer at Bossie Cow Farm
    More information to come!

  • Tuesday, December 7th from 12-1:30PM CT
    Adam Abel, Wisconsin Grazing-Lands Specialist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service
    More information to come!

The format will be a 45-minute presentation followed by a facilitated question and answer session.

The first dialogue will feature Dan Smith, President and CEO of Cooperative Network, previous Administrator for the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and author of Ancestral, a poetry collection base don his 30 years as a dairy farmer in northwestern Illinois.

Dan will discuss the changes dairying has experienced over the last 50 years and explore the economic, social and cultural impacts these changes have brought.

The Digital Dialogues are free to attend and open to all but registration is required. You can register for one or all of the dialogues via the online registration form. Space is limited to so be sure to book your spot!

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