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Friday Forum for Graduate Research: Rachel Shellabarger
February 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 202
Sustainable Happy cows: Change and Sustainability in California Dairies
California dairy advertisements often feature happy cows, but they mask social and environmental concerns over industrial milk production. Currently, California dairy producers face a mix of challenges with severe drought, regulation of methane emissions from cows, uncertain changes in milk pricing policies, and future implementation of more robust framework labor laws. These converging pressures challenge the industrial mode of dairy production utilized by many California dairies, and may pave a path toward sustainable transformation. In this talk I focus on whose interests are represented as this heavily industrialized sector responds to social and environmental pressures, and what this means for future sustainability of the sector.
Friday Forum Winter quarter 2017 Schedule:
Humanities 1 Room 202
A weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students.
January 27, 2017: Sarah Papazoglakis, Literature
February 03, 2017: Rachel Shellabarger, Environmental Studies
February 10, 2017: Kyuhyun Han, History
February 17, 2017: Yulia Gilchinskaya, Film & Digital Media
February 24, 2017: Maggie Wander, HAVC
March 3, 2017: Chessa Adsit-Morris, HAVC