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Organic Agriculture and Our Changing World: External Forces and Their Effects on Farming
July 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Get career learning experience this summer! All majors are invited to participate in this case study simulation to learn, explore, and experience what it’s like to work in a professional field.
Global climate change and increasingly variable weather events are already affecting farming in Wisconsin. At Vitruvian Farms, an organic mushroom and vegetable farm in McFarland, Wisconsin, owners Tommy Stauffer and Shawn Kuhn have experienced everything from long stretches of high heat and drought to a 100-year storm.
In groups, students will investigate how small organic farms in Wisconsin can build resilience to the effects of climate change. Investigation may include analyzing and communicating soil and plant health, sourcing technology available to small farms, developing consumer education plans and identifying profitable crops to ensure financial sustainability.
This case study will appeal to students interested in the life science discipline including environmental sciences, community and environmental sociology, agronomy, and agriculture and applied economics.
*This virtual case study experience is sponsored by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences.
If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Noelle Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. All accommodation requests should be made no less than one week before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.