October 8, 2010
In September, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and Organic Farming Research Foundation co-sponsored an all-day symposium to discuss the recently published National Research Council report Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. On October 8, USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), another co-sponsor of the event, announced that audio transcripts and powerpoint presentations are now available on its website.
The event was attended by 125 researchers, farmers, policymakers, reporters, and interest group representatives, and focused on how to speed the adoption of some of the NRC panel’s recommendations, and take advantage of the numerous opportunities for progress in sustainable agriculture today.
The NRC is part of the National Academy of Sciences.
NSAC posted a summary of the presentations and discussions in September.
USDA also posted a blog on the event on October 8.