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.

The line-up includes:

  • 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
    View the recording

  • 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, outdoor educator and organic grazing farmer at Bossie Cow Farm
    Good Grass: The many benefits of grazing to birds, bees, family and farm

  • 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 Digital Dialogues are free to attend and open to all but registration is required.

The October 19th edition of the Digital Dialogue will feature Dr. Stephan van Vilet with the Center for Human Nutrition Studies at Utah State University. Dr. van Vliet’s research is performed at the nexus of agricultural and human health. He routinely collaborates with farmers, ecologists, and agricultural scientists to study critical linkages between agricultural production methods, the nutrient density of food, and human health. Dr. van Vliet uses metabolomics and proteomics techniques to study the presence of bioactive compounds in foods and their impacts on human metabolic health.

Register for the second digital dialogue, “Understanding linkages between animal and human health: A metabolomics approach” on October 19th below:

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