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Savory to Speak at Ag Sustainability Conference Feb 10-12

CORRECTION – Savory has cancelled and will not be speaking.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Allan Savory, the founding director of Holistic Management International, Albuquerque, N.M., has agreed to speak at the Creating a Sustainable Future for Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest Conference, Feb. 10-12, at the Shiloh Inn, at Richland.

“This is truly a rare opportunity to hear this internationally acclaimed authority speak on issues such as land science, global strategies for climate change, carbon sequestration, land stewardship and sustainable agriculture,” said Don Nelson, Washington State University Extension beef specialist.

Savory is co-author of Holistic Management: A new Framework for Decision Making. This book describes his efforts to find workable solutions that ordinary people can implement to overcome many of the problems facing communities and businesses.

He will join a roster of speakers who will help conference participants collaboratively develop an action plant to foster sustainable agriculture and natural resources in the region.

The conference is co-sponsored by Washington State University Extension, the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources BIOAg Program, the Kittitas County Conservation District, the Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network, Rural Roots, Managing Change Northwest, NU View Evaluation & Learning, the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association and Solar $.

Late registration fees have been waived for this conference. Registration is $150 per person and $275 for two people from one family. High school and college students can register for $120. The fee includes four meals during the conference. Send payment to the Kittitas County Conservation District c/o KCCD, 607 E. Mountain View Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98962. Make checks out to Kittitas County Conservation District (no credit cards) and indicate that payment is for the Sustainability Conference.

Contact Nelson at nelsond@wsu.edu or 509 335-2922 or Doug Warnock at dwarnock@charter.net or 509 525-3389 for more information.

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Media Contacts

Don Nelson, WSU Extension beef specialist, 509-335-2922