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Plant geneticist to speak on renewable agriculture at Vassar College, February 22

Wes Jackson, an internationally known plant geneticist and farmer, will speak on "Natural Systems Agriculture: A Necessarily Radical Paradigm" on Thursday, February 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Classroom Building, Vassar College. The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Environmental Studies.

Jackson founded the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas in order to develop alternative crops for farmers of former prairie lands. These crops will mimic the biological diversity of the prairie and help to create a more sustainable agriculture in that region.

For more information call the Vassar College Program in Environmental Studies at (845) 437-5650. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the event.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, February 22, 2001