Farm of the Future - VI. Farmer Innovators
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Farm of the Future - VI. Farmer Innovators

  • 2:00 PM –4:00 PM
Sustainable Practices


Farmer Innovators

Farmers on the Farm of the Future: Four Case Studies that Address Sustainable Economics of Agriculture

  • Kelly Mulville, Paicines Ranch
    • Holistic design and practice for ecosystem mimicry and resilient agriculture
  • Mike Brubaker, Brubaker Farms
    • Innovating on an 800-head dairy farm and the benefits of methane digesters
  • Johnny Rogers, North Carolina State University Extension
    • Adaptive grazing management strategies for profitability, animal health, and environmentalsustainability


Sustainable Practices and farmer innovators

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.