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Saturday, January 25 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Improved Agroecology Using Perennial Grains

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Agriculture is at an exciting, yet pivotal point in history. Climate change has already begun changing the agricultural landscape, and conventional agriculture will not be enough to overcome growing issues like soil erosion, eutrophication, and ecosystem collapse. As we move forward through the 21st century, it is essential that the agricultural community be equipped with crops and resources focused on "agroecology": an ecological approach to agriculture that views agricultural areas as ecosystems and is concerned with the ecological impact of agricultural practices.


Brian Smart

Brian Smart is currently pursuing a master's degree in both Plant Sciences and Software Engineering at North Dakota State University. Since beginning the programs in 2015, he has been on a research assistantship with Dr. Brent Hulke of the United States Department of Agriculture... Read More →

Saturday January 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Prairie Room