Dr. Mark Seeley, a professor at the University of Minnesota, relates weather/climate impacts to Minnesota agriculture, transportation, energy, tourism, and natural resources. He edited a series of children's books on science and authored two books for adults about Minnesota's weather and climate. He has received numerous awards, including the Sigma Xi Science Communication and Education Award and the University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service.
Dr. Marla Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota. She directs the University's Bee Lab and is author and creator of numerous beekeeping manuals and videos. Her scientific articles have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Neurobiology (now Developmental Neurobiology), Evolution, Apidologie, and Animal Behavior.
The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota has more than 22 years of experience in creating solutions to contemporary farming challenges, exploring agricultural innovations, and providing a forum for people committed to sustainable agriculture. This summit offered an unprecedented opportunity for Minnesota's rural and urban farmers - and other proponents of sustainable farming principles and practices - to come together to explore ways to farm profitably, build a sustainability community, and advance mutual goals of land stewardship.
• Farmers and landowners
• CSA farmers and customers
• Meat farmers and customers
• Sustainable farming supporters and anyone interested in developing a strong, dynamic farmer-to-farmer network
Photo of Kevin Doyle (upper right): Crystal Liepa
Additional photos courtesy Sustainable Farming Association