The UNM University Libraries will host "State of the Organic Union: The Present and Future for Small Farms," a lecture by Monte "Farmer Monte" Skarsgard, on Thursday, April 21, at 1 p.m. in Zimmerman Library's Willard Reading Room.

Farmer Monte is the founder and CFO of Los Poblanos Organics, a local Community Supported Agriculture. An Albuquerque native, Farmer Monte broke ground on two acres in the North Valley in 2003, and served 42 members that year.

Today, Los Poblanos Organics farms 40 acres in four locations throughout New Mexico, and delivers organic produce to 2,000 families. Farmer Monte will give a lecture and presentation for the students of UNM. A reception will follow. For more information contact

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