The role of Meat in Sustainability

Join Shannon Hayes and the students of Lettuce Turnip the Beet for a conversation on the role meat plays in sustainable agriculture. Discussion will be outside if weather allows.

Shannon Hayes writes and farms with three generations of her family on Sap Bush Hollow Farm in West Fulton, NY, where she grew up. The family raises all-natural grassfed lamb, beef, pork, and poultry. She holds a BA in creative writing from Binghamton University, and a Masters and PhD in Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development from Cornell. Shannon's essays and articles have appeared in myriad regional and national publications, including The New York Times, The Boston Review, and Northeast Public Radio. Shannon currenly blogs for Yes! Magazine, and her books are available through most conventional channels, as well as directly from the author at and

Shannon is also one of the keynote speakers at the Local Living Festival.

This presentation is sponsored by SLU’s Mellon Foundation Grant for Environmental Education.