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The science behind the food we eat and the earth on which it grows
Date:9/20/2007

MADISON, WI, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007Where can you get more than 3,000 people buzzing about the science behind the food we eat and the earth on which it grows" At the International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) held Nov. 4-8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. The event is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of ASA.

Come hear what soil scientists, crop scientists, and agronomists from around the world have to say about soil clean up and agricultural impacts post Hurricane Katrina. Learn about such topics as food security, biofuels, climate change, organic agriculture, and more in the research presentations, lectureships, and plenary sessions each day. Stop by the Exhibit Hall to view the demonstrations and displays for instruments, machinery, and scientific and agricultural products.

Daily Plenary Speakers

  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 7-8pm: Nobel Prize and Congressional Gold Medal winner and father of the Green Revolution Norman Borlaug is joined by Rob Horsch of the Gates Foundation to present a lecture on the developing agricultural technologies to fight world hunger.
  • Monday, Nov. 5, 8-9am: President of Iceland Olafur Grimsson will present a lecture on climate change and how Iceland can be a laboratory for global solutions.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8-9am: Henry Thompson, Director, Cancer Prevention Lab, Colorado State University, will present a lecture on ways to improve health attributes of food crops in the fight against chronic diseases.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8-9am: Two scientists present contrasting points of view on the emerging topic of biofuels at this plenary lecture presented by Mike Palmer, University of Oklahoma and Ken Cassman, University of Nebraska.

Daily Featured Symposia

The meetings feature daily general symposia from 1-3pm on Agricul
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Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
American Society of Agronomy
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