Shauna Sadowski at the 2019 Kirschenmann Lecture

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Stone Barns Center is honored to welcome Shauna Sadowski to deliver the 2019 Kirschenmann Lecture.

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

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.

Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 pm
The Hayloft at Stone Barns Center

Adult: $20
Member Adult: $18*

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

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.

The Kirschenmann Lecture was launched in 2015 in honor of organic farming pioneer and agroecological leader Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center’s Board president.

The annual lecture is designed to explore many of the topics that Fred is most passionate about, including resource depletion, the principle of shared value, the land ethic and fostering resilient agriculture. Videos from previous lectures are available to watch on our website and YouTube.

*If you are a member, you should receive a code to take advantage of your 10% discount. If you need your member discount code, please call 914 366 6200 x140. To become a member and take advantage of this and other benefits, click here or call 914 366 6200 x140.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie Nolin at or 914 366 6200 x133.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system. We are working to create a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to sustain healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem. In our quest to transform the way America eats and farms, we train farmers, educate food citizens, convene changemakers and develop agroecological farming practices. Learn more at
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