March 1, 2016
Lincoln, Neb. — Extension specialists and researchers at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will partner with Agriculture is America (AgisAmerica), a national communications initiative aimed at highlighting the nation’s land grant institutions, to host a Twitter Town Hall on Friday March 4 from 1 – 2 p.m. CST.
Scientists, researchers and extension educators will answer questions regarding IANR’s role in the advancement of agricultural science and agricultural technological innovation. Specifically, experts will discuss the role of unmanned aerial systems in agriculture, water management, and nutrient management; how technology can be used to track foodborne illnesses; how consumers can reduce food waste; and groundwater availability and quality.
A Twitter Town Hall, like a pubic meeting or seminar, gives the opportunity for a live question and answer period. To follow the conversation or submit a question, include the hashtag, “#agischat” in a tweet. All agriculture-related organizations, industry leaders, friends and supporters are invited to join the discussion. Participating Twitter handles include @UNL_IANR and @agisamerica.
About Agriculture is America
In short, the agriculture industry – sustained in large part by the American land-grant university system through the Colleges of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Stations and Cooperative Extension – is integral to jobs, national security and health. To learn more, visit http://agisamerica.org/.
About the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln focuses on people, and the food, water and natural resources that sustain them. IANR innovation in research, teaching and extension education places Nebraska on the leading edge of food production, environmental stewardship, human nutrition, business development and youth engagement. To learn more, visit http://ianr.unl.edu/.