Renewable Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Symposium
Exploring the Crossroads
SARE convened this symposium on Feb. 13, 2006 in Washington, D.C. to address the growing interest in the intersection of sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.
The objectives of the meeting were to:
- Explore the research, education and extension issues surrounding the intersection of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture.
- Identify the knowledge base and information gaps regarding renewable energy and sustainable agriculture
- Bring together various groups and agencies that focus on renewable energy and sustainable agriculture to exchange information and identify areas of commonality.
These presentations from the meeting are available for PDF download:
Revitalizing the Farm Economy through Renewable Energy Development
Carol Werner, Executive Director, Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Integrating Small Scale Technology into Local Production Systems
Jeff Steiner, National Program Leader, Integrated Agricultural Systems, USDA-ARS
Feedstocks: Latest in Genomics and Crop Development for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Agriculture
John Ferrell, Lead, Feedstock & Conversion Platforms for Technology Development, Biomass Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
Agricultural and Economic Impacts of Moving to a Bio-based Economy
Marie Walsh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Adjunct Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics Department, University of Tennessee--Knoxville
Developing Sustainability Criteria for Renewable Energy: A Road Map for a Sustainable Future
Bob Gronski, Policy Coordinator, National Catholic Rural Life Conference
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These products were developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within these products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.