Soil Scientist to Discuss Farming, Climate Change in Lecture at UM

September 11, 2015

MISSOULA — Warren Wilson College environmental studies Professor Laura Lengnick will present the lecture “Resilient Agriculture: Farming in a Changing Climate,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the University Center at the University of Montana. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Lengnick is an agronomist and soil scientist as well as an educator, policymaker, activist and researcher who focuses on how sustainable agriculture and food systems enhance communities. She was the leadauthor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture report “Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation,” which was included the third National Climate Assessment.  

Lengnick also is a climate resilience planning consultant with Fernleaf Solutions and researcher with the Local Food Research Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She has led the academic program in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College for more than a decade.

Sponsors of the lecture include the UM Environmental Studies Program, UM Dining, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM, Montana Audubon, the UM Office of Sustainability, UM International Conservation and Development Program, UM Resource Conservation Program, Climate Smart Missoula, Alternative Energy Resources Organization and the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition.

For more information email UM environmental studies Professor Neva Hassanien at

Contact: Neva Hassanein, professor, UM Environmental Studies Program, 406-243-6271,