Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture

20th Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture

Check back in Fall 2021 for upcoming information on Bentley Lecture





The lecture is named in honor of Dr. Fred Bentley. Dr. Bentley's academic career, mainly at the University of Alberta, spanned over 36 years and included Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture from 1958 to 1968.

Each year the University of Alberta invites a speaker of international renown to present current research and updates in areas relating to soil science, agricultural production methods, and sustainable agriculture. Current students and faculty members as well as members of the public benefit from these presentations.

The purpose of the endowment is to support the Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture. This Lecture Series will allow leading national and international speakers to present novel and innovative research and/or to discuss current issues in sustainable agriculture. The Lecture Series will also provide the opportunity for students to engage in these topical discussions. Funds may be used to provide honoraria, reimburse travel related expenses for the speaker (transportation, accommodation, hosting), and any other expenses related to the lecture series (publicity).

The Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture is supported by earnings from the Bentley Lecture Endowment Fund. If you have been impacted by Dr Fred Bentley or the work he did in critical areas, you can make a gift by clicking below.

Academic Lead
Brent Swallow
Tel: 780 492 6656

Academic Lead
Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez
Tel: 780 492 2428

Administrative Contact
Rehana Bennet
Tel: 780 492 0102