The North American Food System in an Energy-Constrained Future

Jason Bradford, managing partner for Farmland LP, will present "The North American Food System in an Energy-Constrained Future," Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. Bradford leads farmland management including crop rotation planning, organic certification, sustainability planning, operations management and working with farmer tenant/partners at Farmland LP. Bradford is a highly regarded scientist and expert in sustainability who applied his understanding of ecology to become an organic farmer and then integrated the pastured-livestock and crop rotation model. He received his Ph.D. in evolution and population biology from Washington University in St. Louis and his bachelor's in biology from the University of California at Davis. He spent several years teaching university ecology courses and managing research grants before switching from academia to agriculture. The fusion of agronomy and ecology, or agroecology, underpins the philosophy and operations strategy for the farmland he manages. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement and the Linfield Center for the Northwest. For more information, contact Tom Love, 503-883-2504, Subject: PLACE Lectures Run Length: 01:15 Author: Jason Bradford Publisher: Linfield College Copyright: 2015