| join the conversation
Posts tagged with agriculture
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Spanning across southern Minnesota from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east, Minnesota’s First Congressional District is home to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Here you’ll find fertile soil, rich with nutrients that support the growth of a wide variety of crops.
Posted: Sep 08, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
While the agricultural community faces significant risks due to climate change, there are also major opportunities to embrace practices that make our farming system more resilient while also reducing greenhouse gases and impacts on the climate.
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As a former educator, I am well aware of the silos that can form between disciplines. I believe the SolutionLabs empower students from across different academic departments to identify challenges and work together on solutions.
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As we look at how to produce food to nourish the estimated world population of 9 billion by 2050, we need to embrace these different perspectives. When we provide opportunities for students to engage with the issue, and work on problem solving, we’re contributing critical experiences for our future thought leaders.
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Using fewer crop acres today than in the past 70 years, farm outputs have grown 270 percent during this timeframe with an actual decline in total inputs. We now feed more than twice as many people in the U.S., and have increased our agricultural exports with fewer inputs than we used 80 years ago.
Posted: May 11, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
On April 17 Net Impact hosted and Monsanto sponsored a first-of-its-kind Nourishing 9 Billion SolutionLab at Tufts University. In the very first moments of the SolutionLab, industrial farming and farmers were called out by the 50+ student participants as the most significant problem in feeding the world.
Posted: Jun 26, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
Global warming will cost the U.S. economy trillions of dollars by century's end, corporate leaders warn. The business community must demand robust action by peers and government to avert disaster.
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
When donations go unused, this nonprofit finds a 'useful use.' Richard McDonough, President and CEO of America Responds With Love, explains on Talkback.
Posted: Jun 16, 2014 – 10:00 AM EST
Behind every great company is a mission. And, some key principals, says Good Eggs Co-founder and CEO Ron Spiro. Purpose Economy's Aaron Hurst reports on Talkback.
Posted: May 28, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
General Mills sustainability chief responds to questions about the company's work with suppliers, environmental responsibility and the role of verification on Talkback.
Looking for more content? View our old blog.