PennPraxis

The Farm of the Future

The Farm of the Future is a series of dialogues that gathers diverse thinkers and doers to work collaboratively on opportunities to increase animal health and the sustainability of agriculture--which are interconnected with the health of humans and the earth. These dialogues, cataloged in the library below, explore a range of exemplary projects and research streams that touch on food systems, the design of leading teaching farms and campuses for agricultural and veterinary colleges, biodiversity, soil carbon, water and waste strategies, innovative and regenerative practices, and means of disseminating new knowledge.

Each week we will upload pre-recorded presentations to this library so that participants will have the option of reviewing material in advance of the live session at a time that best fits their schedule. All live discussions will also be uploaded to this library after the fact.

The Farm of the Future is a joint project of the Penn Veterinary School and the Weitzman School of Design at Penn, organized by PennPraxis.

View the full Farm of the Future program Submit a question in advance I: Food Systems Challenges I: Food Systems Challenges Marty Matlock, University of Arkansas I: Food Systems Challenges I: Food Systems Challenges Catherine Brinkley, UC Davis I: Food Systems Challenges I: Food Systems Challenges Discussion with Panelists II: Design + Demonstration II: Design + Demonstration Scott Erdy, Erdy McHenry Architects II: Design + Demonstration II: Design + Demonstration Sierra Bainbridge, MASS Design Group II: Design + Demonstration II: Design + Demonstration Discussion with Panelists III: Carbon III: Carbon Jennifer Wilcox, Penn Engineering + Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Carbon Management and Economics III: Carbon III: Carbon Aldyen Donnelly, Nori Carbon Removal Marketplace Carbon Management and Economics III: Carbon III: Carbon Ben Dobson, Hudson Carbon Soil Carbon Best Practices III: Carbon III: Carbon Dipti Pitta, Penn Vet Reducing Carbon at Penn Vet III: Carbon III: Carbon Discussion with Panelists Live: 10/15/20 IV: Water Management IV: Water Management Lamonte Garber, Stroud Research Center Local Watershed Context IV: Water Management IV: Water Management Clare Billett, William Penn Foundation Strategies for Collaboration at New Bolton Center IV: Water Management IV: Water Management Halina Steiner, Ohio State University Strategies for Collaboration at New Bolton Center IV: Water Management IV: Water Management Discussion with Panelists Live: 10/22/20 V: Biodiversity V: Biodiversity Keith Bowers, Biohabitats, Inc. Farming and Nature: Pollinators, Woodlands, and Wildlife V: Biodiversity V: Biodiversity Dawit Zeleke, The Nature Conservancy Farming and Nature: Pollinators, Woodlands, and Wildlife V: Biodiversity V: Biodiversity Jeremy Kaufman, Propagate Ventures Farming and Nature: Pollinators, Woodlands, and Wildlife V. Biodiversity V. Biodiversity Conrad Vispo and Claudia Knab-Vispo, Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program Farming and Nature: Pollinators, Woodlands, and Wildlife V: Biodiversity V: Biodiversity Discussion with Panelists Live on 10/29/20 VI: Farmer Innovators VI: Farmer Innovators Kelly Mulville, Paicines Ranch VI: Farmer Innovators VI: Farmer Innovators Mike Brubaker, Brubaker Farms VI: Farmer Innovators VI: Farmer Innovators Bridgett McIntosh, MARS Equestrian + Carey Williams, Rutgers University VI: Farmer Innovators VI: Farmer Innovators Johnny Rogers, North Carolina State University Extension VI: Farmer Innovators VI: Farmer Innovators Discussion with Panelists Live: 11/12/20 VII: Knowledge Dissemination VII: Knowledge Dissemination Gregory Bernard, Tuskegee University To be released Shifting Agricultural Practice VII: Knowledge Dissemination VII: Knowledge Dissemination Zhengxia Dou, Penn Vet Shifting Agricultural Practice VII: Knowledge Dissemination VII: Knowledge Dissemination Gordon Hoover, Lancaster Farmland Trust Shifting Agricultural Practice VII: Knowledge Dissemination VII: Knowledge Dissemination Andy Hoffman, Tiffany Turrentine, and Youth Leaders, Walter B. Saul High School To be released In Conversation with the Next Generation VII: Knowledge Dissemination VII: Knowledge Dissemination Discussion with Panelists Live: 11/19/20