PennPraxis

POSTPONED: Farm of the Future: Open Session

Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00am5:00pm
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Kleinman Forum
Fisher Fine Arts Building, 4th Floor
220 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hosted by PennPraxis, the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Weitzman School of Design at Penn, the Farm of the Future Symposium gathers diverse expertise to generate ideas, and evaluate opportunities and challenges for sustainable agriculture, by looking at exemplary projects and strategies: Farms of the Future that are redefining practice, teaching farms, One Health agriculture campuses, cutting edge architecture, soil and waste strategies.

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9:15am: Coffee


10:00am: Opening
Andy Hoffman, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine


10:30am: ONE HEALTH PARADIGM
Sierra Bainbridge, MASS Design Group
One Health research and the campus design for the Rwandan Institute for Conservation Agriculture


11:30am: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
Kelly Mulville, Paicines Ranch
Holistic design and practice for ecosystem mimicry and resilient agriculture

Ben Dobson, Hudson Carbon
Carbon farming, scaling up experimental work and demonstration

Tim Popa, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Enhancing function, legibility of systems, and beauty of working farms, and the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes


12:45pm: Q+ A, Lunch and Discussion


2:00pm: RESEARCH AND TEACHING FARMS: PLACES OF DEMONSTRATION
Sibella Kraus, SAGE Sustainable Agriculture Education

Best practices and designing for education in places of demonstration

Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute
Advancing the organic farming movement through research, farmer training and consumer education
 

3:40pm: RESEARCH AND TEACHING FARMS: PLACES OF DEMONSTRATION
Scott Erdy, Erdy McHenry Architects

Design of the acclaimed Cornell Teaching Dairy Barn

Halina Steiner, Landscape Architecture, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State
Designing water systems landscapes for technical performance and legibility - collaboration and prototyping

Forbes Lipschitz, Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation and Landscape Architecture, Ohio State
Rethinking the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, Ohio State's research farm and dairy, as a multi-disciplinary test bed


5:00pm: Close of Program