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Sustaining Urban Communities in the 21st Century - The Case for the Urbanization of Food & Agriculture

photo of rick fosterDr. Rick Foster, MSU W.K. Kellogg Chair Professor in Food, Society and Sustainability
Department of Community Sustainability
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Doors open at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m.

Dessert with Discussion is an interesting and informative program that gives the community an opportunity to interact with MSU scientists on a variety of topics. These presentations are free and open to the public.

KBS Academic Center Auditorium
3700 East Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Call (269) 671-2015 or email communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu for more information.

A special thank you to our event sponsor

For information on how you can join as an event sponsor email communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu.

Informational booths featuring:
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A KBS tradition since 2005, see below for a list of speakers and presentation titles
Date Presenter Presentation Title
Sept. 20, 2005 Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu, Center for Systems Integration & Sustainability Pandas, People and Policies
April 25, 2006 Dr. Ronald Perry, Horticulture Michigan Wines
May 16, 2006 Dr. Kelly Millenbah, Fisheries & Wildlife Endangered Species and Agriculture: Is there a conflict?
Sept. 26, 2006 Dr. Donald Dickman, Forestry In Search of Michigan Forests
Oct. 24, 2006 Dr. Joan Rose, Fisheries & Wildlife A Pathogen's Day at the Beach
April 10, 2007 Dr. Norman Lownds, Horticulture Seed of Science: Connecting Children to Science thorugh the 4-H Children's Gardens
May 15, 2007 Joe Johnson, Kellogg Biological Station Endangered Species Restoration: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Success Stories
September 18, 2007 Dr. Richard Merritt, Entomology Unraveling the mystery of an emerging disease in Africa: Buruli ulcer
October 30, 2007 Dr. Pamela Rasmussen, Zoology History and Mystery: Bird Diversity in South Asia
spring 2008 Dr. John Kerr, Community, Agriculture and Resource Studies
spring 2008 Dr. Dan Kramer, James Madison College, Fisheries & Wildlife What's a lake worth?
fall 2008 Dr. Randall Schaetzl, Geological Sciences The Changing Michigan Landscape
Oct. 20, 2009 Dr. Jean Tsao, Large Animal Clinical Studies, Fisheries & Wildlife Lyme Disease in Michigan
Oct. 18, 2011 Dr. Kay Holekamp, Zoology Spotted Hyenas of Kenya: How do they Communicate?
April 24, 2012 Dr. Joanne Westphal, School of Planning, Architecture & Design Gardens, Health and Healing: Folklore to Contemporary Practice
September 18, 2012 Dr. Michael W. Hamm, Food Science & Human Nutrition Regional Foods and the Future of Michigan
October 23, 2012 Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah, The Center for Science & Mathematics Education Greening Prisons through Science and Sustainability
October 8, 2013 Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton, Kellogg Biological Station The Kalamazoo River oil spill: Catastrophe and recovery
May 14, 2014 Dr. Elena Litchman, Zoology Microalgae in lakes and oceans: The good, the bad, the ugly
October 6, 2014 Dr. Bruno Basso, Geological Sciences From Dust Bowl to Drones: The Next Agricultural Revolution
April 29, 2015 Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Entomology Bringing Bees Back For Better Berries