Drought, unfortunately, has been a way of life in the Southwestern United States for the last few years, and with half the country under abnormally dry conditions this year, it’s definitely time to come up with some new ideas. That’s where the folks at Farm Foundation come in.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C., they’ll be hosting a free forum entitled “How Drought Reshapes Agriculture and Food Systems.” It will include presentations by Matthew Rosencrans of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Jay Armstrong of Armstrong Farms, Kansas; Kitty Smith of American Farmland Trust; and David Anderson of Texas A&M University. An open discussion will follow.
As I said, the forum is free, but they do ask that you register in advance by noon, Monday, June 25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot. But if you can’t attend in person, you can catch up on what was said on the Farm Foundation website.