Agri-Pulse to Host Food Security Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

American farmland and ranchland are rapidly disappearing, threatening our food security, undermining the agricultural economy, and making us vulnerable to climate shocks. What can be done? That question is at the heart of an upcoming June 29 Agri-Pulse webinar, “Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future.”

“With the war in Ukraine, drought in the Western U.S. and ongoing supply chain disruptions, there is grave concern about our ability to produce adequate amounts of food – both in the U.S. and round the globe,” says Agri-Pulse Founder and Editor Sara Wyant, who will moderate the event. “This is a great opportunity to discuss those challenges and options for conserving and preserving our precious farmland.”

The webinar will take place at 12 p.m. ET and is sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. Speakers will address a new report from American Farmland Trust, which maps three alternative futures out to the year 2040, which will be released earlier that day. This webinar will highlight findings and what they mean for the future of agriculture.

Participants in the webinar include:
– USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Terry Cosby
– Ambassador Kip Tom, CEO of Tom Farms
– John Piotti, president of American Farmland Trust
– Katharine Burgess, vice president of land use and development at Smart Growth America (SGA).

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant will moderate. Register here.

Agri-Pulse, Food, land