Farm of the Future - I. Food Systems Challenges and the Farm of the Future
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Farm of the Future - I. Food Systems Challenges and the Farm of the Future

  • 2:00 PM –4:00 PM
Introducing the Farm of the Future

Session I:
Food Systems Challenges and the Farm of the Future

When: September 30, 2020, 2:00–4:00pm  (Live Session Only)

Regional and Societal Challenges to Agricultural Sustainability

  •  Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture

Land Acknowledgement and Welcome

  •  Chief Vincent Mann, Ramapough Lenape Nation Turtle Clan

Introduction to the Farm of the Future Project and the New Bolton Center

  •  Wendell Pritchett, Provost, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Hoffman, Dean of School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gary Althouse, Associate Dean of Sustainable Agriculture and Veterinary Practices
  • Margaret Leardi, Director of Development, Penn Vet

Food Systems Challenges

  • Marty Matlock, University of Arkansas
    The role of agriculture and food production in improving society and bringing sustainability to the forefront of the science of food, agriculture, and the environment
  • Catherine Brinkley, UC Davis
    "The One Health sustainability paradigm and planning for healthy communities and food systems"


Introducing the Farm of the Future

About the Farm of the Future

The Farm of the Future is a series of deep dialogues that will gather diverse kinds of thinkers and doers to work together on opportunities to advance sustainable agriculture involving animal production for viable and humane food systems. These dialogues are a joint project of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Weitzman School of Design at Penn, organized by PennPraxis, which supports design action and thought leadership to advance inclusion, innovation, and impact in communities that design doesn’t serve. The symposium consists of seven 2-hour virtual sessions on Wednesday afternoons. Each session includes distilled presentations by dynamic thought leaders on the day’s topic, followed by a 45-minute live discussion with the speakers.