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DATE: November 20, 2012 5:11:51 PM PST
Western's Huxley College of the Environment to Host Three Panel Discussions on the Future of Agriculture Nov. 30

Contact: Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-3520.

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment will host three panel discussions focused on the future of agriculture on Friday, Nov. 30: “The Future of Food” from 1:15-2:45 p.m., “Protecting Land, Protecting Food” at 3 p.m. and “The Future of Food Justice” from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Each of the panel discussions will be held in Communications Facility 115 and are free and open to the public.

“The Future of Food” will be led by Stephen Trinkaus (owner, Terra Organica) and Jim Ashby (general manager, Community Food Co-Op). “The Future of Food Justice” will be led by Rosalinda Guillen (Community to Community). “Protecting Land, Protecting Food”  will be a discussion involving a panel made up of Eric Carabba (a Huxley College of the Environment graduate and the director of Lands for the Whatcom Land Trust), Huxley College of the Environment Dean Steven Hollenhorst, Samya Lutz (Whatcom County Planning and Development), Laura Ridenour (Food and Farming manager for Sustainable Connections).

Anyone interested in these topics is encouraged to come and participate; the presentation will include a question-and-answer period.  The speaker series is held by Western's Huxley College of the Environment to bring together the environmentally minded community and other interested members of the WWU and Bellingham communities.  Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

For more information, please contact the main office of Huxley College of the Environment, at (360) 650-3520.

Western’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized national leader in producing the next generation of environmental stewards. The College’s academic programs reflect a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world.  This innovative and interdisciplinary approach makes Huxley unique. The College has earned international recognition for the quality of its programs.

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