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2019 Kirschenmann Lecture

Join us for the fifth annual kirschenmann lecture

How Big Food Can Drive Big Change: Scaling Regenerative Agriculture for Everyone

Shauna Sadowski | Head of Sustainability for the Natural & Organic Operating Unit at General Mills

With 1/3 of global greenhouse emissions coming from the food sector, it is vital that everyone—large companies, small businesses, farmers, consumers—encourage better practices to move the needle on climate change. This year’s Kirschenmann lecturer Shauna Sadowski will discuss how companies like General Mills can play a role in elevating the importance of regenerative agricultural practices, and prioritize improved soil health, biodiversity, and economic resilience in farming communities.

Come early to enjoy farm tours beginning at 2:30 pm. Sandwiches and salads will be available for purchase from Blue Hill Café and Grain Bar.

Headshot portrait of Shauna Sadowski, 2019 Kirschenmann Lecturer and Head of Sustainability at General Mills

Shauna Sadowski is the Head of Sustainability for the Natural & Organic Operating Unit at General Mills. She is responsible for leading sustainability strategy, which includes integrating sustainability into the product design and supply chain, with an emphasis on food and farming programs, leading external partnership engagements, and ensuring sustainability is implemented across the brands. In prior years, Shauna has been a management consultant and a farm girl; she is a graduate of the Friedman School at Tufts University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, two children, and boisterous Boston Terrier.

Learn more about the Kirschenmann Lecture.