Local Organic Farmer to Deliver Lecture

By Victoria Bean ’14

St. Lawrence University will host local organic farmer Brian Bennett at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in Hepburn Hall, room 218.

Bennett, of Bittersweet Farm in Heuvelton, will deliver the keynote speech he gave at the New York Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA NY) 2014 Winter Conference, where he was recently named NOFA NY’s “2014 Farmer of the Year.”

With a passion for sustainable agriculture, Bennett is a knowledgeable and personable member of the North Country community. For many years, he has worked with St. Lawrence students, teaching how to make a proper plant bed, showing how to keep piglets safe and warm during a frigid night.

The Center for Civic Engagement, North Country Folk Series and the Sustainability Semester are sponsoring Bennett. The event is free and open to the public.