National Agricultural Biotechnology Council meeting June 11-13
“Water Sustainability in Agriculture” is the theme. The conference’s hosts are the University of Arkansas System of Agriculture and the UA Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. The NABC was founded in 1988 and is a consortium of 36 leading agricultural research and teaching universities, government agencies and institutions. It is based at the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Registration for the conference is available at http://uark.edu/ua/afls1234/webforms/registration_nabc24.html. The keynote address will be delivered by Marc Andreini, research fellow at the University of Nebraska Daugherty Water for Food Institute, on water management in Africa. Other topic areas include: Agricultural adaptations to water needs, Water Management and Policy, Agriculture’s role in environmental and consumer issues, and Preparing for future challenges. More information is at the conference website at http://nabc24.uark.edu.