Workshop: Advancing Sustainable Bioeconomic Development

Thursday, September 22
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
St. Peter, Minnesota

The workshop is sponsored by the University of Minnesota and is targeted to organizations and individuals interested in the intersection of agricultural production, resource conservation, and rural economic development.  The workshop will:

  • Highlight emerging trends around the agricultural bioeconomy that have the potential to increase farm production, resource conservation, and community vitality
  • Spotlight an innovative community and U of M collaboration that has engaged agricultural, conservation, and economic development stakeholders in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed in Nicollet County
  • Engage attendees with watershed-scale tools and technologies for exploring the tradeoffs of current and new production practices with potential real world applications
  • Explore implementation obstacles and opportunities to further develop the new agricultural bioeconomy

The workshop will feature presentations and panel discussions that engage experts from the U of M, agencies, food and agricultural firms, and non-profits, as well as elected officials.  The workshop will offer an opportunity to learn about the new agricultural bioeconomy, explore opportunities for future engagement, and network with leaders working at the intersection of agriculture, conservation, and economic development.
 
Space is limited, so please RSVP at this link. The event is free and lunch will be provided.  
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at schiv005@umn.edu or (612) 625-0640. Please also feel free to share this invitation with colleagues who might be interested in attending.