Sustainable Agriculture Research in the Next Farm Bill
Agriculture and related industries contributed $985 billion to the US GDP in 2014. How will research keep up with demand, particularly in sustainable agriculture, one of the fastest-growing parts of the farm economy?
Leading up to BFI’s Farm Bill Symposium, scholars from four diverse universities discussed federally-funded agriculture research:
Carolyn Dimitri, Department of Food & Nutrition Program, New York University
Casey Hoy, Agroecosystems Management Program, The Ohio State University
Sabine O’Hara, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia
L. Ann Thrupp, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley