What is the Future of Farming?

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Indy Reads Books

911 Massachusetts Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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What does it mean to be a farmer in the 21st century? How can we cultivate enough food to feed 9 billion people? How do changing economic and political conditions shape food production and distribution? In what ways are we preparing our food systems for the effects of climate change? Join the conversation and learn about the local and global cultures of farming.

This event is part of the Entanglements Series Program, which seeks to bridge the sciences with the arts and humanities — a divide famously characterized by C.P. Snow as the “two cultures.” Entanglements events brings together scientists or social scientists with humanists or artists to discuss a “big question” that transcends the disciplines. These big questions are often topics that philosophers have debated for thousands of years — for example, "what makes us human?" — but they might be questions that are of immediate pressing concern such as “how do we stop the next plague?"

Support for the Entanglements Series is provided by the IU Office of the Vice President for Research and the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant Program. Special thanks to Indy Reads Books for hosting this Entanglements Series event.

This event is presented in coordination with the Anthropology of the Anthropocene Workshop which is sponsored by the Wenner Gren Foundation, the IU Office of the Vice President for Research, and the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant Program.

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Indianapolis, IN 46202

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