Modern science created industrial agriculture with the hope of feeding the world. Yet as we review the mounting evidence we find that this approach has had catastrophic effects. Holistic land management is proving itself as the solution to our current environmental, social, and economic crises. As land stewards, we are faced with a dilemma: How can we reconcile traditional science with alternative management? And how can we use new science to come up with restorative solutions? In this address, internationally-acclaimed soil biologist Dr. Elaine Ingham will speak about her personal experience, her career and current research, and her outlook for the future.
Bio: Dr. Elaine Ingham is a world-renowned soil microbiologist and founder and president of Soil Foodweb, Inc., an organization that helps farmers all over the world grow more resilient crops by understanding and improving soil life. For the last 30 years Dr. Ingham has focused on the soil and its living organisms and providing sustainable solutions for maintaining soil health. She shares her knowledge in an easy to understand way and has worked with everyone from vegetable farmers, to cattle graziers, to nursery operators. Dr. Ingham earned her PhD from Colorado State University in 1981.
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