Café Scientifique: Feeding Africa With Paul Porter, University of Minnesota Professor in Agronomy and Plant Genetics November 17, 2009
Doors at 6 p.m., Talk at 7 p.m.
Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Tickets: $5 – $12 sliding scale
Paul is a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. He researches cropping systems with a focus on rye as a cover crop, canola, crop rotations, alternative crops and organic production strategies. With his cross-continental bicycle trip Paul’s intent is to view agriculture, food and agro-ecosystems as he moves across these varying landscapes. http://agronomy.cfans.umn.edu/Porter_Paul_M_Ph_D.html
Café Scientifique is a monthly science series for adults sponsored by the Bell Museum of Natural History. Each month Café Scientifique brings scientific research and ideas out of the museum and into an informal space where visitors can learn and discuss with one another. The Bell Museum’s Café Scientifique explores science and natural history from distinct and surprising viewpoints, drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life.