College of Ag Connects
- Monday, January 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Linfield Hall, 125 - view map
The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station invite members of the agricultural community and the public to attend its first college-wide public forum, “College of Ag Connects” on Monday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forum is slated to engage with the Montana agricultural community on current and local issues by highlighting relevant, ongoing college programs and projects in agricultural teaching, research and Extension. Faculty from each of the college’s five academic departments will present overviews of their teaching and research, followed by a question and answer session. MSU Vice President of Agriculture Charles Boyer will deliver opening and closing remarks.
College of Ag Connects will be held in Room 125 in Linfield Hall. Lunch costs $10 in MSU’s Miller Dining Hall, but the event is free and open to the public, though registration is encouraged. Registration forms can be found at http://bit.ly/2BJp4q1. Visitors are welcome to park in university parking lots designated SB and F for the day, as Jan. 15 is a federal holiday and MSU classes will not be in session and offices will be closed.
A list of presenations is as follows:
Dean Charles Boyer: Welcome
Michelle Flenniken: Honeybee Biology and Viruses
Vince Smith: Public Funding for Agricultural R and D: A Long Run Crisis?
Jane Boles: Value-added – Beyond the carcass: Meat Processing Product Development.
Mark Quinn WIMU Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine
Diane Charlton: Adjusting to an Era of Fewer Farm Workers
Lunch at Miller
Stephanie Ewing; Judith Basin Nitrogen in Groundwater
Blake Wiedenheft: CRISPR Mediated Gene Editing and Agricultural Commodities
Dustin Perry: Keeping Agricultural Youth Safe The Ag Education Safety Initiative
Lance McNew: Working Lands & Wildlife: Understanding Wildlife-Habitat Relationships to Improve Agroecosystems
Kevin McPhee: Pulse Crop Breeding and Genetics
Bruce Maxwell: Climate Assessment
Dean Charles Boyer: Wrap Up and any further questions – particularly for faculty or department heads in attendance.
- College of Agriculture