"An Evening with Wes Jackson"

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4:30 pm Welcome 
Dr. Geoff Zehnder, Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program 

Dr. Calvin Schoulties, Interim Dean, Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences 

4:40 pm Presentation of the Progressive Farmer SC Man of the Year Award
John Leidner, Southeast Regional Editor, Progressive Farmer Magazine

Tom Trantham, 12 Aprils Dairy and Happy Cow Creamery, Pelzer, SC

5:00 pm Keynote Address: The Inevitable End of Agriculture As We Know It
Dr. Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute, Salina, KS
6:00 pm Setting a South Carolina Table:  Locally Produced Refreshments
6:30 pm Framing the Future of Sustainable Agriculture Programs at Clemson 
Opening with brief introductory remarks from a panel of local leaders: 
  • Dr. Jean Bertrand -- Clemson Univ. Dept. of Animal and Veterinary Science
  • Rena Copeland – Clemson University Heritage Corridor Project, Barnwell County, SC
  • Tony Kleese – Executive Director, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Pittsboro, NC
  • John Palmer – Greenbriar Farms, Easley, SC
  • Dr. Peter Skewes – Clemson Univ.  Dept. of Animal and Veterinary Science
Followed by open discussion on the rapid changes that are occurring in agriculture and Clemson’s role in leading agriculture research, teaching and outreach programs.
 
8:30 pm Adjourn

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Directions to Brackett Hall:

From the North:
Take I-85 south to exit #19B (Hwy. 76/28 west). Exit toward Clemson University (tiger paws mark the way). Follow Hwy. 76/28 west for approximately 12 miles. Take the Hwy. 93 exit. At the top of the ramp, turn left onto Hwy. 93.  Travel approximately 3/4 mile to the second traffic light (in front of Sikes Hall) and take the left fork (Calhoun Street). At the four way stop sign, go straight.  Follow Calhoun Street as it curves around to the left.  Brackett Hall is the first building on the left.

From the South:
Take I-85 north to exit #14 (Hwy. 187). Turn left onto Hwy. 187 toward Pendleton and proceed approximately 6miles to traffic light at intersection with Hwy. 76/28. Turn left and follow Hwy. 76/28 west for approximately six miles.  Take the Hwy. 93 exit. At the top of the ramp, turn left onto Hwy. 93.  Travel approximately 3/4 mile to the second traffic light (in front of Sikes Hall) and take the left fork (Calhoun Street). At the four way stop sign, go straight.  Follow Calhoun Street as it curves around to the left.  Brackett Hall is the first building on the left.


Prepared by:  Kim Buchanan
Document URL:  http://www.sc.edu/sustainableu/wesjacksonagenda.htm

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