Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Debate
The Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium will host candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in advance of the upcoming November 6 elections. Participants include Democratic candidate Tim Gannon and Libertarian candidate Rick Stewart.
Thursday, 04 Oct 2018
Lecture: Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation
"Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation: What We Can Expect," William Schlesinger, member of the NAS and former director of the Cary Institute and former Dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Improved soil management is increasingly pursued to ensure food security for the world's rising global population, with the ancillary benefit of storing carbon in soils to lower the threat of climate change.
Lecture: Making T-Shirts Out of Pop Bottles
Mike Draper is the owner of RAYGUN, the Des Moines-based T-shirt company known for its Iowa-themed apparel with its own quirky and unique sense of humor.
Saturday, 06 Oct 2018
Come and enjoy the food sourced from the local food system of Ames, Iowa. Featuring local chefs serving creative and specialty dishes. Come celebrate with food, live music, Lacewing Acres farm tours, and farmer presentations!
Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018
George M. Beal Distinguished Lecture in Rural Sociology
Phil Howard is an associate professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University whose research is focused on consolidation in food systems. He is also widely recognized for pictorial representations of food and agricultural data.
Monday, 15 Oct 2018
Norman Borlaug Lecture
Join a conversation with the 2018 World Food Prize Laureates Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro about their work promoting child and maternal nutrition in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen will moderate the conversation.
Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
Leather Cuffs Class
Learn basic leatherworking and jewelry making techniques while repurposing vintage objects into wearable art.
Monday, 22 Oct 2018
Lecture: Studying the Fall of the Roman Empire with the Science of the Human Past
Michael McCormick is the Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History at Harvard University, Director in Cambridge of the Max Planck, Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, and the founding chair of Harvard's Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Documentary and discussion: How Millennials Can Save America and the World
"The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save the World (Before It's Too Late)" is a new film - and book - from Sundance Award-winning filmmaker Josh Tickell. The film explores the challenges millennials and other young people face in solving current environmental, economic, and social crisis. The film features interviews with Corbin Bleu, Senator Bernie Sanders, Rosario Dawson, and Xiutezcatl Martinez.