Saturday, April 09, 2011

Future of land-grant university system to be topic of Farm Foundation Forum in D.C. Tuesday

The future of the land-grant university system, a key sponsor of public service for rural America, will be the topic of the next Farm Foundation Forum on Tuesday morning, April 12, at the National Press Club in Washington.

The panel of presenters will include Daniel Dooley, vice president of the University of California; George Norton of Virginia Tech, co-author of "Investing in a Better Future through Public Agricultural Research," and Nicole Ballenger, associate vice president of academic affairs at the University of Wyoming and study director for the National Research Council's Board on Agriculture report, "Future of the Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture." The discussion will be moderated by former U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm of Texas.

The forum will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. The press club is at 529 14th St. NW. There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is requested. Click here to register.

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