EDF: Register for Science Day seminars starting May 18th

We hope you’ll join us for a special virtual event series this month, “Agricultural Innovation: Feeding the world, protecting the environment.” Sessions will be held online May 18, 20, & 22, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST.

In the past, events like this have been held in person as a “Science Day” in conjunction with our board meeting. When the COVID-19 crisis forced us to move this year’s board meeting online, we decided to open up Science Day to a select group of members like you.

Register online to receive your links to join each session.
Series Schedule

Session 1 – Overview: Challenges and opportunities (Monday May 18th, 1-2 PM Eastern / 10-11 AM Pacific)

  • The challenge of “sustainable intensification” – food security, land use, and climate change (Ruth DeFries, Columbia University)
  • Moving toward sustainable intensification – the role of different agricultural systems (John Reganold, Washington State University)

Session 2 – Biological Innovations (Wednesday May 20th, 1-2 PM Eastern / 10-11 AM Pacific)

  • Reducing agricultural inputs by engineering nitrogen fixation in non-legume crops (Jean-Michel Ané, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Reducing methane emissions from livestock production (Alex Hristov, Penn State University)

Session 3 – Technological Innovations (Friday May 22nd, 1-2 PM Eastern / 10-11 AM Pacific)

  • Using agricultural robots for precision farming (Simon Blackmore, Harper Adams University (retired))
  • Agricultural data to action via sensors (Eric Taipale, Sentera)
Hope to “see” you there!

Emily Stevenson
Manager, Online Membership

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