NMU alumnus Andrew Adamski ('15 BS) was featured in a video that aired Wednesday night during the Democratic National Convention. He spoke from Full Circle Community Farm, a certified-organic operation that his family has owned for five generations in Seymour, Wis. Adamski addressed more sustainable farming practices and joined other activists in touting Joe Biden's proposed Clean Energy Revolution.
“Farmers can see the effects of climate change happening right in front of us,” said Adamski. “So we're trying to do our part. We're adopting sustainable solutions on my family's farm, switching to a community model, using less land and reusing our resources to grow our food. We are eliminating tons of carbon pollution every year by mimicking natural ecosystems.
"Farmers can be part of the climate solution instead of the problem…We need leaders to commit to the science, not ignore it; to put real plans on the table, rather than roll them back.”
Adamski studied microbial ecology and served as president of NMU Students for Sustainable Living.
"Andrew worked in my research lab as an undergraduate and continued on in graduate school in my research program," said NMU Biology Professor Donna Maki. "He is in the process of writing his master's thesis. He is very passionate about plant-microbe interactions and using this knowledge in his permaculture farming processes."
According to its website, Full Circle Community Farm is an organic permaculture farm dedicated to educating farmers and the public about ecologically based agriculture. It has received sustainable agriculture awards from the Wisconsin DNR and the League of Conservation Voters.
Watch Adamski's video segment here.