Attend a Dean's Dialogue webinar featuring Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, as he discusses the role of land grant universities in shaping today’s inequitable agricultural system, touching particularly on the experiences of Native people.
The format will be a dynamic, documentary style as Ricardo guides us through the history of the topic, leading to the opportunity for brief reflection, and to imagine a different future.
Ricardo Salvador is an agronomist who has worked over 40 years in academia, philanthropy and advocacy to shape a more sustainable and socially equitable food system. Born and raised in southern Mexico, he completed his higher education at New Mexico State University and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University. As director and senior scientist of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo leads a team of scientists, economists and policy analysts to make the case that modern, sustainable practices can be highly productive while also protecting the environment, producing healthy food, and creating economic opportunity for all. He is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food and of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has advised a range of organizations, including: the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, FoodCorps, the Center for Good Food Purchasing, Food System 6, The Land Institute, National Farm to School Network, HEAL Food Alliance, and the Fair Food Program of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.