Graduate students at the University of Minnesota have organized a first-annual event - Production Agriculture Symposium on Thursday, February 13, 2014 on the Saint Paul campus. The theme for the 2014 event is Enhancing Cropping System Performance Under Increased Environmental Variability.
The symposium seeks to bring together students, growers, crop consultants, and agricultural industry specialists to discuss agricultural production in hopes that, through knowledge sharing and discussion, new solutions to the world's pressing food and environmental problems may be found.
In addition to presentations from five speakers who are leaders in their fields, there will be an afternoon student poster presentation, and for those that can't make it in person, an online webinar. For more information and registration, please visit ProductionAgSymposium.umn.edu. This symposium is graciously funded by Monsanto.
The Production Agriculture Symposium is organized by graduate students at the University of Minnesota in the departments of Horticulture; Agronomy and Plant Genetics; Water, Soil, and Climate; Plant Pathology; and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.