Heuermann Lecture Tuesday to Focus on Future of Food

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Feb. 8, 2013

            LINCOLN, Neb. — "Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food" is the topic when co-authors and husband and wife Pam Ronald and Raoul Adamchak are Heuermann Lecturers Tuesday, Feb. 12.

            The 3:30 p.m. public lecture in the Hardin Hall auditorium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus, 33rd and Holdrege, is preceded by a 3 p.m. reception.

            Ronald is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis, and serves as director of Grass Genetics at the Joint BioEnergy Institute. 

            Adamchak, who has 25 years organic farming experience, is market garden coordinator in the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, where he teaches organic agriculture and manages the UC Davis student farm.

            In their lecture they'll discuss one of the greatest challenges of our time:  how to feed the world's growing population without further destroying the environment.

            Heuermann Lectures in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL focus on providing and sustaining enough food, natural resources and renewable energy for the world's people, and on securing the sustainability of rural communities where the vital work of producing food and renewable energy occurs.

            The lectures are made possible by a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, long-time university supporters with a strong commitment to Nebraska's production agriculture, natural resources, rural areas and people.

            Lectures stream live at http://heuermannlectures.unl.edu, and are archived at the site shortly after the lecture.  They are broadcast on NET2 World at a date following the lecture.

Judy Nelson
Communications Specialist

Dan Moser
IANR News Service

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