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AMES, Iowa -- Scholars, government officials and a farm family will discuss the future of agriculture in an Iowa State University lecture series. The lecture series, titled "Wither the Farm? Moving Beyond the Current Crisis in Agriculture," is free and open to the public. All events will be in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
  • Thursday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.
    Speaker: Paul Lasley, ISU professor of sociology
    Nan Bonfils, farmer and Practical Farmers of Iowa program assistant
    Kathleen Delate, ISU assistant professor of horticulture and agronomy
    Mike Duffy, ISU professor of economics
    Moderator: Lois Wright Morton, ISU assistant professor of sociology

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
    Speaker: Paul Johnson, farmer and Iowa Department of Natural Resources director
    Gary Cornelious, farmer, Boone
    Tom Richard, ISU assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering
    Betty Wells, ISU professor of sociology
    Moderator: David Topel, ISU College of Agriculture dean

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
    Speakers: Ron and Maria Rosmann and sons, David, Daniel, and Mark, family farmers, Harlan
    Jerry Dewitt, ISU professor of entomology
    Nancy Grudens-Schuck, ISU assistant professor of agricultural education and studies
    Neil Harl, ISU Distinguished Professor of Economics
    Moderator: Clare Hinrichs, ISU assistant professor of sociology

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