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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

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The CALS Speaker Series aims to bring in distinguished guest speakers to provide our community with insightful perspectives on a variety of topics. All presentations are free and open to the public.

2018 CALS Speaker Series

Sustainable Agriculture

What is it? Where has it been? Where is it going?

Friday, Sept. 28

4:30-6 p.m.
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

This presentation will cover how sustainable agriculture relates to organic agriculture and biodynamic farming, and the challenges currently facing organic and sustainable farming.

Cliff Ohmart is a recently retired senior scientist with SureHarvest, a food and agriculture sustainability information and technology company. Ohmart worked with clients to design, develop and implement sustainability programs for many cropping systems including wine grapes, cherries, cut flowers and almonds.

He was principle research scientist for CSIRO Division of Forest Research in Australia for 13 years, an IPM consultant for seven years in orchard crops and sustainable winegrowing director at Lodi Winegrape Commission for 14 years developing a world renowned sustainable winegrowing program.

Ohmart received a bachelor’s in forest biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a doctorate in entomology from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Cliff Ohmart
Cliff Ohmart

Past speakers

  • Alison Van Eenennaam, USDA NRSP-8 Cattle Genome Coordinator
    Shelley McGuire, Director, Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences
    Topic: Food Evolution
  • Randy Olson, a scientist-turned-filmmaker
    Topic: ABT Framework: The Communications Tool Science Has Been Needing
  • Cathy Kling, Charles F. Curtis Distinguished Professor of Economics at Iowa State University
    Topic: Improving Water Quality: Are Economics and the Environment Always at Odds?
  • Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    Topic: Innovations for 21st Century Food Systems
  • Cara L. Santa Maria, M.S., Science Communicator and Journalist
    Fred Gould, Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University
    Topic: What’s for Dinner? A Guide to Understanding GMOs

Food Evolution — Keynote

CALS Speaker Series: Alison Van Eenennaam

Food Evolution — Q&A session

CALS Speaker Series: Alison Van Eenennaam and Shelley McGuire

Innovations for 21st Century Food Systems

CALS Speaker Series: Sonny Ramaswamy

What’s For Dinner? A Guide to Understanding GMOs

CALS Speaker Series: Cara Santa Maria

Elevating the Discussion of Genetically Engineered Crops

CALS Speaker Series: Fred Gould

Contact

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

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