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When:
September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-09-21T19:00:00-05:00
2017-09-21T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall - University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
Canada

The industrial model of Manitoba’s hog industry is unsustainable due to environmental, ethical and economic concerns. Join Manitoba Hog Watch, the Winnipeg Humane Society, The National Farmer’s Union, and the Organic Food Council of Manitoba for Pork and Pollution, from Land to Lake: Organic Solutions for a Sustainable Future. This public forum will explore animal welfare and environmental concerns, and offer sustainable solutions to farming practices in Manitoba. Join us for an engaging evening on September 21 at the Eckhardt Gramatté Hall in the University of Winnipeg from 7 – 9 p.m.

Pork and Pollution, from Land to Lake speakers include:

  1. Dr. Eva Pip, is a biology professor from the University of Winnipeg. She has expertise in water quality, toxicology and environmental health and has published more than 125 articles and 3 books. She has a particular interest in Lake Winnipeg and its deteriorating health and is a strong advocate for the lake.
  2. John Ikerd is an author and retired Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri. John was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri. He worked in the private industry with a large meat packing company and spent 30 years in various professorial positions at major state universities in North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Georgia before retiring in early 2000. Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking at events around the world on issues related to the sustainability of agriculture. In 2014, Ikerd was commissioned by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations to write the regional report: Family Farms of North America. John currently resides in Fairfield, IA with his wife, Ellen, two dogs and two cats.
  3. Lydia Carpenter is co-owner and farmer/grazier at Luna Field Farm in southwestern Manitoba. She, along with her partner Wian, raise hogs on pasture as part of a mixed livestock operation. Lydia studied Environmental Science and Geography at the University of Winnipeg and earned her Masters degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba. She has served on several boards, national grant review committees and government-appointed steering committees. She has also participated in international farming and food policy events. Through her own experience, Lydia is confident that there is a future for the next generation of farmers in regenerative land management and family farming. Lydia and her partner Wian are fully employed by the farm, which is home to cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry. They manage several hundred acres of pasturelands and market the meats produced directly to families in Manitoba.

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