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Program: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other

Activist Don Stuart talks about how the ongoing farmer-environmentalist dispute is crippling agriculture and preventing needed progress on the environment

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When June 25, 2015
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Event Location Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
Street Address 308 4th Ave. S.
City Kirkland
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Contact Name Eastside Audubon office
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With farms occupying over 50% of the nation's land and consuming 80% of our fresh water, it is inevitable that farmers and environmentalists will have a relationship. The only question is what will be the nature of that relationship. This presentation shows how when farmers and environmentalists fight, both they and the public lose. But when they cooperate, all of us come out ahead. It will also offer some specific suggestions for how to make that cooperation happen.

About the Speaker

Don Stuart is the former Pacific Northwest Regional Director for American Farmland Trust and the author of the recent book, Barnyards and Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other. He is also a former Executive Director for the Washington Association of Conservation Districts and, before that, for a commercial salmon fisheries trade association. He was Campaign Manager in the successful defense of Washington statewide initiative I-640 in 1995 and ran for the U.S. Congress in Washington's 1st District in 1996. Don is a formerly practicing Washington Attorney and a former Alaska commercial salmon fisherman.

Photo: Don Stuart, courtesy of Don Stuart

Don Stuart, courtesy of Don Stuart

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