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Dinner on the Bluff: Dr. Mark Seeley

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Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

28097 Goodview Dr

Lanesboro, MN 55949

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Dr. Mark Seeley, Emeritus Professor of Climatology at the University of Minnesota will be the featured speaker at Eagle Bluff’s Dinner on the Bluff event February 2. Dr. Seeley will speak on The Future of Farming in the Age of Climate Change.

“In our own Great Lakes Region there are measurable changes going on, including warmer temperatures, higher frequency of tropical-like dew points, and an overall increase in the variability of precipitation,” Dr. Seeley explained. “These trends suggest that our climate will continue to change. This is important for us to understand if we are to adapt effectively, especially in our agricultural practices.”

Dr. Seeley is a former University of Minnesota Extension climatologist and professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. He is a popular speaker and has served as a weekly commentator on Minnesota Public Radio’s Morning Edition news program and written the weekly news-blog “Minnesota Weather Talk” since 1992.

Seeley has been honored with a variety of awards during his career, including Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Outstanding Service Award (2017); Minnesota Agri-Growth Council Distinguished Service Award (2017); the Siehl Prize in Agriculture (2014), among others.

“Harmony set a state record in 2018 with 60.2 inches of rainfall,” Eagle Bluff Director John Torgrimson said. “Dr. Seeley’s talk is a timely reminder of the important role climate plays in agricultural production. This is not a discussion about climate change per se, but about what is happening with our weather and how it may impact our lives.”

Dinner on the Bluff is sponsored in part by the Sustainable Food and Farming degree program at Minnesota State College Southeast – Winona and Red Wing.

Have any unwanted gloves or mittens lying around? There will be a mitten drive at the February Dinner on the Bluff. All donations will go to Eagle Bluffs gear closet which helps properly dress students for the weather during their outdoor experiences.

Eagle Bluff is a private, nonprofit residential environmental learning center, founded in 1978, providing accredited environmental education programs and outdoor adventures in the scenic bluff country near Lanesboro, Minnesota. Dinner on the Bluff, now in its 15th year, is designed to give thought-leaders and experts in the environmental field the opportunity to discuss public issues with the broader Eagle Bluff community.

Menu Theme: Global Flavors. This dinner will feature flavors from across the world. Tahini Scallion Salad, Couscous Salad, Russian Mushroom & Potato Soup, Mongolian Beef, Chicken Kiev, Five Blend Rice, Orzo with Parmesan & Basil, Naan Bread and Tres Leche Cake

Refund Policy: Tickets are 100% refundable if Eagle Bluff is notified of a cancellation before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30th.

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