"A Century of Planting Trees: Musing on 100 Years of Science At The Lethbridge Research Centre"

When the agricultural research centre was founded 100 years ago, one of the first priorities was planting trees. This visual essay looks back over that century, using tree planting as a metaphor for the goals pursued. In looking back, it also poses questions about the future of agricultural research. How does agricultural science alter the local landscape? What can the community and researchers learn from each other in exploring how best to manage our lands? What do we want our landscape to look like, some decades from now, and how do we best envision that together?

Speaker: Dr. H. Henry Janzen

Henry is a Senior Research Scientist (Soil Scientist) at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Centre here in Lethbridge. His research focuses on how farming practices affect the permanence of farmlands and adjacent environments. In recent years, he has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, looking at ways to reduce emissions.

Moderator: Dr. Hans-Henning Mündel      Senior Research Scientist (Plant Breeder) AAFC-Research Centre, Lethbridge

Location: Sven Ericksen’s Family Restaurant (lower level) 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. / Cost: $8.00 includes lunch

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