Conference on ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT THROUGH AGRICULTURE
Boston, Massachusetts November 15-17, 1995
Tufts University, Center for Agriculture, Food & Environment
American Farmland Trust
Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
This conference will examine how agriculture can contribute
positively to the environment while remaining productive and
profitable. The goal is to foster strategies that go beyond
merely reducing the damage that agriculture imposes on the
environment. The conference will show how appropriately
managed farms can do more than that, actually enhancing the
environment in important ways.
Major themes include:
o Farming that fosters biodiversity and conserves wildlife
o Watershed protection and wetland conservation
o Recycling off-farm wastes through agriculture
o Environmentally attractive livestock systems
o Renewable energy from agriculture
o The aesthetic, cultural and recreational values of farms
o The value of farms to nearby cities and suburbs
o Political, economic and regulatory issues
Over 60 talks will be presented by speakers from universities,
farmer organizations, Extension, conservation organizations,
state and federal agencies, watershed associations, and
international agricultural and rural development centers.
Program details and registration information will be available
in early summer.
NOTE: This conference was originally listed as taking place only
on November 16-17. However, it will begin on the afternoon of
November 15 because of the unexpectedly large number of papers
that were submitted.