Great River Greening will contribute to a workshop titled “Advancing Sustainable Bioeconomic Development,” sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s New Agricultural Bioeconomy Project.
Colleagues in attendance are interested in the intersection of agricultural production, resource conservation, and rural economic development – an area Great River Greening has been engaged in since taking the leadership role of the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership, in tandem with the Nicollet County Soil and Water District. The subject of the presentation will be “Advancing Bioeconomic Development and Conservation Goals in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed.”
The workshop promises to:
- Highlight emerging trends around the agricultural bioeconomy that have the potential to increase farm production, resource conservation, and community vitality
- Spotlight an innovative community and U of M collaboration that has engaged agricultural, conservation, and economic development stakeholders in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed in Nicollet County
- Engage attendees with watershed-scale tools and technologies for exploring the tradeoffs of current and new production practices with potential real world applications
- Explore implementation obstacles and opportunities to further develop the new agricultural bioeconomy
Thursday, September 22
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
St. Peter, Minnesota
Great River Greening works consistently with the New Agricultural Bioeconomy Project, a transdisciplinary research collaborative interested in the sustainability of economic, environmental, and social systems seeking to increase farm production, resource conservation, and community vitality. The Project convenes and connects people with expertise from UMN and beyond, and provides state-of-the-art technology for exploring new opportunities to enhance economy, environment, and community vitality in agricultural regions of Minnesota.