Science Café

A Sustainable Agriculture presentation will be held on Thursday, March 3 and will host a panel with local and statewide professionals.

Oswego State’s Science Café, composed of Oswego faculty, students, staff and community members, is hosting the event, according to Civil Engagement Coordinator Thaddeus Mantaro.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) Board President Jamie Edelstein will serve as the keynote speaker. Edelstein is also the owner Wyllie Fox Farm in Cato, N.Y.

NOFA-NY is "an organization of consumers, gardeners and farmers working together to create a sustainable regional food system which is ecologically sound and economically viable," according to their website.

The panel will also have other regional and local experts on farming from the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oswego County Farm Bureau, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Happy Bee Heirloom Farm and Grindstone Farms, according to Mantaro.

Topics at the presentation will include "soil, land and water use issues, regional and local farm types and initiatives, organic farming locally and becoming NOFA organic certified," Mantaro said.

"This programming reflects the continuing commitment of SUNY Oswego to provide outreach on sustainability to the greater Oswego community," Mantaro said.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the McCrobie Building located at 41 Lake Street in Oswego.

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