UW-Madison: Concert raises funds for graduate research in sustainable ag and food systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/29/12

Contact: Michael Bell, (608) 265-9930, [email protected]

MADISON – The UW-Madison Agroecology Program will hold a benefit concert on Friday, April 13 to support graduate student research in sustainable agriculture and food systems.

The event, called the Loving of the Land concert, will feature Graminy and The Blue Dog Consort. These two Madison groups offer a unique blend of classical and bluegrass traditions called “class-grass.”

Stephanie Elkins, host of the Wisconsin Public Radio show “Simply Folk,” will serve as emcee for the event. Slow Food-UW will be offering a dinner-show combination, featuring a local and sustainable meal.

The concert will be held on the UW-Madison campus at Mills Hall, 445 N. Park Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission and $9 students at the door, and $9 general admission and $6 students in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com . Concert poster found here: http://bit.ly/wiLjG5

For student research sponsorship opportunities contact: Michael Bell, [email protected] (608) 265-9930. For more information about the concert, see the Agroecology Program website: http://www.agroecology.wisc.edu.

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