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Dr Laura Lengnick (Resilience, Food Network/Agricultural Sustainability)

Dr. Laura Lengnick is an award-winning soil scientist who has explored agricultural sustainability for more than 30 years as a researcher, policy-maker, educator, and farmer. She is a recipient of the USDA Secretary’s Honor Award for her sustainable farming systems research, and contributed to the 3rd National Climate Assessment as a lead author of the USDA report Climate Change and U.S. Agriculture: Effects and Adaptation. Laura is founder and principal at Cultivating Resilience, LLC, a private consulting firm offering nature-based climate risk management and resilience-planning services to business, government and community-based organizations. She writes popular articles, bulletins, and books exploring resilience themes and maintains an active portfolio of collaborative research on resilience questions. She is a Fellow at the Center for Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the Natural and Working Lands Subcommitee of the North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Planning Task Force. Laura’s award-winning book, Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate, examines climate change, resilience and the future of food through the adaptation stories of 27 leading sustainable farmers and ranchers located across the U.S. Her forth-coming book explores resilience concepts useful to small and medium enterprise management, presents tools business owners can use to integrate resilience thinking into operations, enterprise assessment and strategic planning, and shares stories of how business owners in the U.S. are using resilience thinking to produce prosperity for their businesses and the communities that they serve. You can learn more about Laura and her work at www.cultivatingresilience.com.

You can email Laura Lengnick, at lauralengnick@gmail.com