The twenty-fourth annual meeting of the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas June 11-13. The focus of the meeting will be “Water Sustainability in Agriculture.” The conference hosts are the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences.
The following is an excerpt from a recent Delta Farm Press article about the upcoming conference:
“Agriculture is by far the largest consumer of fresh water on the planet, and is fully dependent on a sustainable supply of quality water,” said Ken Korth, conference program committee co-chair and UA professor of plant pathology.
“It is critical that agricultural researchers, food and fiber producers, and agriculture-related industries are fully aware of the many facets of their activities that impact water sustainability. These issues will be explored at the conference.”