School of Public Health IUB

Community Food System and Natural Resource Sustainability: Underpins of Public Health

Department of Environmental Health Spring 2017 Seminar Series on Friday, February 17, 2017. Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be served after the seminar.


Short-bio of the speaker: Dr. James Farmer is an assistant professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health at Indiana University where he focuses his scholarship and service on sustainable agriculture and nature resource sustainability. Prior to joining the IUB faculty, he was a high school agriculture/social studies teacher and an assistant professor at Marshall University and Earlham College.  He is an associate editor for the Natural Areas Journal and a reviewer for several other scholarly publications including the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, and Sustainability.


Short abstract:

This presentation will focus on the gravity of agriculture systems and natural resource sustainability as critical concerns for the public's health. The conversation will tie together these emerging areas of research that are paramount for informing sustainability science. Additionally, the presentation will serve as Dr. Farmer's self-introduction of his work to the Department of Environmental Health, highlighting current projects and future directions.


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00 AM
Friday February 17, 2017 12:00 PM
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