National Youth Summit on the Dust Bowl

In the 1930s drought and intensive farming in the Great Plains brought about dust storms, crop failure, and human misery in one of the worst ecological disasters in America’s history. The 2012 National Youth Summit will unpack this story and connect it with current issues of drought, agricultural sustainability, and national and global food security. The Summit will include segments from award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’s forthcoming film The Dust Bowl, and a discussion moderated by Huffington Post science correspondent Cara Santa Maria featuring: Ken Burns; Dust Bowl survivor Cal Crabill; USDA ecologist Debra Peters; 5th generation farmer Roy Bardole from Rippey, Iowa; and Glenn Roberts, farmer and founder of Anson Mills.

Ken Burns
Cal Crabill
Roy Bardole
Deb Peters
Glenn Roberts
Presented by:
Ken Burns, Documentarian
Cal Crabill, Dust Bowl Survivor, Retired School-Teacher
Roy Bardole, 5th Generation Farmer
Deb Peters, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
Glenn Roberts, Founder, Anson Mills