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With and Against the Grain: Bread in the Late Anthropocene

Alice Julier Director of the Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT), Associate Professor, and Director of Food Studies at Chatham Grains play a major part in developing…

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Regenerating the Diversity of Life in Soils: Hope for Farming, Ranching and Climate

Dr. David Johnson Molecular Biologist New Mexico State University, and Adjunct Faculty, CSU, Chico Dr. David Johnson is a Molecular Biologist conducting research for the Institute for Sustainable…

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Regenerative Agriculture Initiative at CSU, Chico

Dr. Tim LaSalle Co-Founder & Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative Regenerative agriculture is an approach to food and farming systems. It works with nature’s rhythms and…

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Brewing a Successful Sustainability Program

Cheri Chastain Sustainability Manager Sierra Nevada Brewing Company The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, founded and still headquartered in Chico, is known not only for its award-winning beers, but…

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Regenerative Agriculture: Its Crucial Role in the Solution to Africa's Current Famine

Dr. Roland Bunch International Regenerative Agriculture Consultant & Author There is a serious drought in Africa, one in which more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of…

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Diaspore Dispersal by Wasps of the Genus Vespula

Dr. Dylan Orion Burge University of California Los Angeles Dr. Burge describes how he stumbled on to an odd behavior of Vespula wasps. He collected calycanthus seeds in Northern California and…

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Water Budgets and the Story They Tell

Christina Buck Water Resources Scientist Butte County Department of Water & Resource Conservation “You can’t manage what you don’t measure!” During this presentation…

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Regenerative Agriculture and Carbon Smart Farming

Dr. Timothy LaSalle Regenerative Agriculture Initiative CSU, Chico Too much carbon in the atmosphere heats our planet beyond capacity for it to sustain life as we know it. Too much carbon in the…

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Low 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Myofascial Pain, Low Magnesium, and Soft Water

Jane M. Hightower, MD California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco Dr. Jane Hightower, a CSU Chico alum, has been researching a possible relationship between soft water and myofascial pain.…

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Soil Microbes: Their Powerful Influence in Agroecosytems

Dr. David C. Johnson Director Research Scientist/Molecular Biologist Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research New Mexico State University Dr. Johnson begins his presentation with the…

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A Mindset for Change

Anya Fernald CEO, Belcampo and Founder, Food Craft Institute Anya Fernald has combined her expertise in craft food making and business management into a force for change in California and around…

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The Value of Natural Reserves in Field-based Research

Dr. Don Miller Faculty, Biological Sciences Department, CSU, Chico Biological Sciences students and faculty at CSU, Chico, are fortunate to have an incredible natural laboratory in their own back…

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Labor Trafficking on Your Plate and in Your Closet

Kelsey Timmerman Activist Kelsey Timmerman begins his presentation by declaring, “I’m Kelsey and I’m a choco-holic!” He then discusses the exploitation – and sometimes…

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Sangre, Sudor y Lagrimas: Migrant Farm Workers and the Claims of Justice

Susanna Boxall Faculty, Philosophy Department and Comparative Religion and Humanities Department, CSU, Chico Susanna Boxall points out that undocumented migrant farm workers in the United States,…

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Bring Back the Pollinators

Jessa Guisse MS, CSU, Chico The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation The importance of conserving pollinators is underscored by the fact that the value of pollinator-dependent crops in…

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Applied Evolutionary Biology to Address Global Challenges

Dr. Scott Carroll Institute for Contemporary Evolution, Davis and Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis This is a time of rapid global change, which means current biological science…

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