The population is growing and the climate is warming, and both of those things will have an impact on how we produce food.
The St. Cloud Times hosted a conversation Tuesday on "Solutions in the soil: Hope and uncertainty where climate change meets agriculture" at Milk & Honey Ciders in St. Joseph.
The event was supported by the MIT Environmental Solutions Journalism Fellowship.
Watch the recorded event here.
The panelists have been featured in stories and podcasts on natural climate solutions released last week in the St. Cloud Times. On Tuesday they engaged with each other and respond to questions from the audience.
Here are the guests:
Tyler Carlson, raises beef, lamb, and fruit at Early Boots Farm; Silvopasture and Agroforestry lead for the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota;
Sachi Graber, climate policy manager at The Nature Conservancy;
Larry Lahr, producer and owner at Lahr Heritage Acres, raises crops and cattle;
Amy Robak, lead nutrient management specialist and certified crop advisor with Centra Sota Cooperative;
Jen Wagner-Lahr, senior director of commercialization with the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), producer and owner at Lahr Heritage Acres.
What's involved? A panel of experts discussing the future of agriculture with free food from Krewe restaurant and cider available for purchase.
When is it? 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
What's the schedule? Opens at 5. Food starts around 5:15. Panel runs from 5:30 to 7. Mingling until 8.
Where is it? Milk & Honey Ciders, 11738 Stearns County Road 51, St. Joseph.
What are the COVID-19 precautions? The event will take place in a tent outside with space for social distancing. Masks will be available along with hand sanitizer.
What if I can't go in person? Watch the panel stream live on the St. Cloud Times Facebook page here: facebook.com/stcloudtimes/, from 5:30 to 7.
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