Following is an announcement about an upcoming conference focusing on
sustainable agriculture issues. Please note the dates and call the
designated contact person for more information on registration.
--Kristen Kelleher, Communications
USDA SARE/ACE, Western Region
October 24-26, 1993 -- Bellevue (Seattle environs), Washington. "Science
and Sustainability, Reshaping Agricultural Research and Education," is a
conference for agricultural, environmental and regulatory
administrators, scientists, extension specialists, educators and others
interested in learning about and fostering new approaches to increasingly
complex agricultural and land-use issues and problems. Stressing an
interdisciplinary approach, the conference will focus on qualitative and
quantitative methods for solving critical production, environmental and
social problems associated the growth and success of sustainable agriculture
systems. Participants will hear from a range of speakers, including Richard
Rominger, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture;
review case studies of diverse approaches to whole farm research; and attend
two of four slated workshops on experimental design, participatory research,
education and dissemination, and planning and evaluating systems approaches.
The conference is being hosted by the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and
Natural Resources at Washington State University and the Western Region USDA
Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education (SARE) program. To register
or for more information contact Norma Fuentes-Scott, conference coordinator,
at (509) 335-2921.