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Agriculture Conference at La Crosse Center

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)—The 14th Annual Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference is in town at the La Crosse Center.

Participants are learning more about sustainable farming.

John Ikerd, keynote speaker, said we need to recreate our food system because it's not sustainable.

He said long term sustainability is about meeting our current needs without diminishing the opportunities for the future.

"We need to move away from a system that's based solely on economic values and competition," Ikerd said. "To a system that's based on cooperation and considers social values, ethical values along with the economic values."

Ikerd said standardization is degrading the quality of the human resource in agriculture.

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