LECTURE BY DR. TON BAARS, PROFESSOR OF BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE AT KASSEL UNIVERSITY IN GERMANY
Monday, April 5, 2010, 11 am; Hawthorne Valley School, Harlemville, Columbia County, New York; admission $10
Dr. Baars will speak about his research on the effect of different farming systems and practices on the quality of raw milk, and the relation of these quality differences to asthma and atopic allergies in humans. What are the challenges for organic dairy farming?
Dr. Anthonie (Ton) Baars holds a masters degree in biology with a specialization in ecology from University of Utrecht and received his doctorate from Wageningen University. His nearly 30-year teaching career spans a diversity of topics in biodynamics – grassland, animal health and welfare, animal breeding, cheese processing and system development. The focus of his research at Kassel University include: milk quality and allergies, animal self-medication, biodynamic preparations, human decision making and biodynamic animal breeding.