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Location: Madison, WI
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Agriculture and the Land Ethic: Leopold’s Legacy

Date: Dec 5 2012 7:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted November 2012

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) and the Aldo Leopold Foundation are co-sponsoring a screening of Green Fire, a documentary film celebrating the legacy of conservationist Aldo Leopold.

This event will be held on the UW-Madison Campus in Biochemistry 1125, 420 Henry Mall. The screening is free and open to the public.

Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both citizens and the land continues to inspire people across the country and around the world.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dick Cates, Director, CIAS Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. Panelists will include:
• Paul Johnson, past chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
• Curt Meine, Aldo Leopold Biographer and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation
• Stanley Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation, Department of Wildlife Ecology, and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation
• Joy Zedler, Professor of Botany and Aldo Leopold Chair in Restoration Ecology
• Michael Bell, CIAS Director

This screening of Green Fire is part of the Culture of Agriculture series of events exploring the significance of food and agriculture in our lives. Culture of Agriculture events will be held on the UW-Madison campus throughout 2012 and 2013.