Two distinguished experts on US agriculture will speak at a special League meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, noon to 2 at Albany Public Library 1247 Marin Ave Albany in the Edith Stone Room. The talks are open to the public.
League members will find these talks very useful as the two speakers will provide background on the topics for the upcoming March and April meetings for the LWVUS Agriculture Study where League members will reach agreement on national League Agriculture policies.
Richard Strong, owner of Voice of the Soil, a soil consulting company serving California, Oregon and Nevada, currently studies how large organic growers are able to satisfy their nitrogen requirements and the effect of grazing on organic matter in soil. His past work includes soil scientist for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, director of commodites for the California Farm Bureau, and helping start the farmer’s market movement in Northern California with the American Friends Service Committee.
Tim Wallace, an international consultant on agriculture and economics, will be the second speaker. His past experience include senior economist for agriculture with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and California State Director of Food and Agriculture 1975-76, and a rancher and logger in his youth. More recently he has been president of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy.
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