Farming and freshwater health are food for thought in 9/19 talk

Leaders in the fields of sustainable agriculture, environmental engineering and land preservation will examine the effects of industrial agriculture on freshwater health in a panel discussion on Thursday, 9/19, 7pm at Beacon Institute's Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE) at Denning's Point in Beacon.

Participating in the panel discussion will be Kathleen Frith, president of Glynwood, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving farming by strengthening farm communities and regional food systems; Michael Finnegan, chief executive officer of Continental Organics, LLC, a Hudson Valley sustainable agriculture company; and Shane Rogers, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental engineering at Clarkson University, and agroecosystems researcher for the EPA. The dialogue will be moderated by Fred Osborn III, Commissioner for the Taconic Region of NYS Parks.