Washington State University celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources next week.
A free public symposium begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Ensminger Pavilion on the WSU campus in Pullman, Wash.
The event includes an update on the Eggert Family Organic Farm and poster presentations by faculty and students about WSU research efforts.
A panel discussion on creating a sustainable future for agriculture and food systems begins at 4:30 p.m. The panel features Miles McEvoy, deputy administrator of the USDA National Organic Program.
David Montgomery, author of "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations" delivers a keynote address at 5:20 p.m.
The center was created by the state Legislature to apply science to challenges faced by farmers, families and communities.
-- Matthew Weaver