2023 USA Agroecology Summit
Date: Monday, May 22, 2023 - Thursday, May 25, 2023
401 Regent St
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
The Agroecology Summit in Excelsior Springs, MO, will take place from May 22 to May 25, 2023, and will assemble 100 invited researchers, farmers, representatives of civil society organizations, and policymakers from across the country. A special focus is being given to ensuring and supporting the participation of leaders in the BIPOC agroecology community. These diverse perspectives will be gathered into dialogue to debate, articulate, and prioritize needs and opportunities for research that can advance agroecology. The meeting will consider a transdisciplinary approach to knowledge for agroecology that combines social science, natural science, the humanities, local knowledge, and wisdom that tackles agroecology in all of its complexity.
The Land Institute’s Tim Crews will deliver a keynote presentation on Tuesday, May 23rd, for the session titled “Configuring Research Institutions and Approaches to Advance Agroecology in the USA. Aubrey Streit Krug, Director of Ecosphere Studies, will serve as the Theme Facilitator on Wednesday, May 24th, for the session titled “Translating Research and Agroecological Knowledge into Practice.” Additionally, several of The Land Institute’s collaborators and Board Members will participate in this event to help incorporate perennial grain agriculture into greater conversations surrounding developments in agroecology.
Details for each day and the theme of the summit can be found here.