Kellogg Biological Station’s spring Dessert with Discussion talk to focus on beef production and the environment

Join the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station community at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, for the spring Dessert with Discussion talk. 

 The title of the next Dessert with Discussion event is “ Good Food That is Better for the Environment” and the presenter is Dr. Jason Rowntree, professor of animal science in Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

 The talk will be held in person in the KBS Academic Building’s auditorium, located at 3700 East Gull Lake Drive. It also will be streamed via Zoom, and attendees will be able to ask questions both in person and virtually by using the Zoom Q&A function. Dessert with Discussion is free and open to the public, and registration is required.  

In-person participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the Kalamazoo Nature CenterSouthwest Michigan Land Conservancy, and the KBS-affiliated Long-term Ecological ResearchLong-term Agroecosystem Research, and MiSTRIPS programs, which will have booths at the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

About the talk 

Beef production is often cited as a driver of climate change but, as Dr. Rowntree will discuss, it can operate in tandem with nature. 

Dessert with Discussion is a free lecture series that connects the KBS and MSU research community with our local community. This series is made possible through generous donations to the Dessert with Discussion Fund. Send questions about the event to

About Jason Rowntree 

Jason Rowntree is a professor of animal science at MSU, where he holds the Charles Stewart Mott Distinguished Professorship for Sustainable Agriculture. He also serves as the director of MSU’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture. Rowntree’s research focus is identifying the metrics and management that reflect ecological improvement in grazing land systems. His work in beef sustainability has been featured in the movie Sacred Cow, The Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes and many other popular media publications.