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    Black & Brown Queerness in Agriculture

    | 6 pm - 8 pm ET | Virtual

    A roundtable conversation about Farmers of Color, Queerness, and the intersectionalities in Agriculture and the overall food system, hosted by NESAWG - Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. This conversation with open audience participation will spotlight the experiences and perspectives of Farmers of Color and members of the LGBTQ+ community, exploring how their identities intersect with the intricate fabric of agriculture and the broader food system. Through thoughtful dialogue and shared insights, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the diverse voices shaping our agricultural landscape and the importance of inclusivity in building resilient and equitable food systems for All!

    National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

    - | Salt Lake City, UT

    The 2024 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference "Agriculture Elevated" is the premier professional development event for Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, volunteers, and professionals in agricultural literacy. Taking place in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT, this event will inspire attendees to teach through a lens of agriculture!

    Benefits and Risks of A.I. and Digitization in Agriculture

    | Noon ET | Virtual

    The National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of USDA highlights the many promises of AI and digitization in Agriculture. Systems for crop and soil monitoring are leveraging machine learning, remote sensing, satellite imagery, drones, and precision technologies for informed production and management. Decision support tools and models are increasingly used in the assessment and development of new management practices and processes leading to substantial improvements in soil health (e.g., microbiome, water, nutrients, carbon, chemicals of environmental concern) and improved ecosystem services from agricultural production. Applications of AI are expanding in development of new models to assist farm, forest, and ranch managers in decision-making with appropriate scale management strategies and technologies to enhance economic efficiency and sustainability. But as with the diffusion and implementation of all new technologies, adoption of those used in agriculture must be conducted responsibility and trust built with users and society. This webinar is hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, moderated by Jane Kolodinsky, and features panelists Dr. Madhu Khanna, Carrie Alexander, and David Warren.

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