On Monday, April 8, Jim Gulliford will host a town-hall style, discussion titled, "Seeds to Supper: What's Happening on the Land."

Refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m., and the talk begins 7 p.m., at the UWRF University Center. No registration is required and the program is free and open to the public.

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The presentation will include discussion about the changing climate of the Midwest and the ways it increases nonpoint source pollution from agricultural areas.

Gulliford has more than 30 years of experience in natural resource protection programs in agriculture, mining and for the Environmental Protection Agency. He began his career working in mining and reclamation programs at Iowa State University and later at Southern Illinois University. He directed soil and water conservation programs for the State of Iowa from 1982 - 2001 before joining the Environmental Protection Agency as Region 7 Administrator in Kansas City. From there he moved to Washington, DC as EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. He currently is Executive Director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society -- a professional society dedicated to promoting the science and art of natural resource conservation.