Campus Units

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

3-9-2005

Conference Title

2005 John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture

Conference Date

March 9, 2005

City

Ames, IA, United States

Abstract

Agriculture lies at the heart of civilization. Cultures that mistreat their soils do not long endure. Modern agriculture seems in many ways to be the pinnacle of human achievement, enabling fewer farmers to feed more of humanity than ever before. Yet much of the practice is unsustainable. This paper will examine one aspect of that unsustainability, the interactions of energy with agriculture. It will explore some of the challenges farmers face from energy issues, especially in a carbon-constrained world, and describe how the principles of Natural Capitalism can help farmers take a leadership role in making their operations and their communities more sustainable.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Agriculture Commons

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