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2016-2017 SEASON

MARK LYNAS OCTOBER 10, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. CST.

GMOs and Biotechnology

MARK POESCHL JANUARY 10, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. CST

Leadership and Sustainability

A.G. KAWAMURA APRIL 12, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Water and Global Resources

Mark Lynas
Mark Lynas

MARK LYNAS October 10, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. CST
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln

GMOs and Biotechnology | "GMOs are Green: How an Environmentalist Changed his Mind About Biotechnology"

Mark is the author of three previous books. High Tide: News from a Warming World was published in 2004, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet in 2007. The God Species was published in 2011. Six Degrees was made into an hour-long documentary by NatGeo and broadcast worldwide in 2008, with voiceover by Alec Baldwin.

As a pro-science campaigner and commentor he is a frequent speaker worldwide, particularly in the US and Canada. He is on the board of the UK campaign group Sense About Science, and (though still resident in Oxford, UK) is currently visiting fellow at the Cornell Alliance for Science, based at Cornell University and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has written extensively in world media on the GMO issue as well as climate change and science in society.

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Mark Poeschl
Mark Poeschl

MARK POESCHL January 10, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. CST
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln

Leadership and Sustainability | Sustainability and Survivability: The Balancing Act to Feed the World

Mark Poeschl is Chief Executive Officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, where he is responsible for the operations and long term success of the organizations. Together with the National FFA Board of Directors and the National FFA Board of Trustees, he assures FFA's relevance and service to agriculture and agricultural education.

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A.G. Kawamura
A.G. Kawamura

A.G. KAWAMURA April 12, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Water and Global Issues

Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura is the former California Secretary of Agriculture where he served from 2003 to 2010. He is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County. He is the co-chair of Solutions from the Land, a project supported by UN Foundation, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and the Farm Foundation that is developing a sustainable roadmap for 21st century agricultural systems. He is a national steering committee member of “25x25” a renewable energy coalition of farm, forest, conservation and environmental leaders focused on the multiple benefits and contributions that can be delivered from the agricultural and rural sectors of America. He participates as a member of the Native Pollinators Advisory Committee.

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