UNITY — Mary Saunders Bulan will present “Farmer Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources: Lessons from Traditional Buckwheat Farmers in Yunnan, China,” at noon Thursday, March 10, in Parsons Wing, room 204, of the Student Activities Center, according to a news release from Unity College. This presentation is part of the Fishbowl colloquium series at the college.

Bulan serves as assistant professor of Sustainable Agricultural Enterprise and director of McKay Farm & Research Station at the college.

The program Bulan studied a diverse agricultural landscape in Yunnan Province, China, for her PhD research, investigating the effects of ethnic culture, government policy, economic markets and mountain geography on the population genetics of tartary buckwheat.

Bulan’s work has led to collaborations with local organizations interested in on-farm seed selection and production including MOFGA, Fedco and Johnny’s Selected Seeds, according to the release.

Fishbowl is sponsored by the Teaching Discussion Group and the Office of the President.

For more information, visit www.unity.edu.

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