Boehm to take part in national panel discussion on data innovation, infrastructure and climate change in ag

Mike Boehm
Mike Boehm, University of Nebraska Vice President and Vice Chancellor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will join several national agricultural leaders for a virtual panel discussion on April 15.
April 8, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Mike Boehm, University of Nebraska Vice President and Vice Chancellor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will join several national agricultural leaders for a virtual panel discussion on April 15. The discussion is hosted by AGree, a bipartisan initiative focused on promoting policies that support farmers’ livelihoods and promote the resilience of working agricultural lands. 

Boehm will join Carrie Castille, director of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture; Katie Naessens, Senior Professional Staff Member, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee; and Deborah Atwood, Executive Director of AGree and Senior Fellow at the Meridian Institute.  

The hour-long discussion will take place from 11 a.m. to noon CST on April 15. Boehm and the other panelists will discuss the importance of data innovation and infrastructure in advancing climate-smart agricultural practices.  

“To feed a growing world by 2050, U.S. agriculture must increase production by 40 percent while decreasing agricultural inputs by half,” Boehm said. “Advances in both precision agriculture techniques and land use will be key to meeting this goal, and we have researchers all across the state doing extremely exciting work in these areas. I’m excited to discuss our research and our partnership with the state of Nebraska during this panel discussion.” 

Registration for the event is free and open to the public. Register online here.  

“AGree has long championed sharpening public agriculture research,” said Deborah Atwood, AGree Executive Director and Meridian Institute Senior Fellow. “We look forward to this conversation about how bi-partisan solutions and investment can improve data systems and facilitate the research needed to address climate change.”