As we enter the 21st century, farm and food businesses and the communities that they serve face novel challenges
...created by resource scarcity and climate change. Laura Lengnick brings 30 years of experience exploring agricultural and food system sustainability as a federal researcher and policymaker, a college educator, a community activist, and a farmer to her speaking about climate change and the ecology of food systems, sustainable farming, ecosystem-based climate change adaptation, climate risk and resilience, and her vision of a resilient food future.
A masterful story-teller, Laura weaves practical lessons from the field with the latest climate science and resilience theory to teach about successful farming and food system strategies for these challenging times. Her ability to link concept to practice with locally relevant examples tailored to specific themes or audiences is much appreciated by those organizing events of all kinds.
Equally at home leading an informal discussion over a meal, teaching practical management skills in the field, giving a conceptual lecture in a classroom setting, or delivering an inspiring conference keynote, Laura is a gifted and engaging speaker capable of connecting with a diversity of audiences.
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