IANR Fall Conference

Leveraging Partnerships, Programming and Research GROWING NEBRASKA SUMMIT

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The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) fall summit, "Growing Nebraska: Leveraging Partnerships, Programming and Research.", addressed critical issues in Nebraska and motivated individuals to join together to find sustainable solutions, while thinking globally and acting locally. Participants got a unique blend of vision, inspiration and knowledge from provocative speakers and leading researchers. Topics discussed included creating a better quality of life, educating tomorrow's leaders, igniting a passion and feeding a growing world.

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Agenda

7:30 a.m. – Registration and Coffee 8:15 a.m. – Welcome
Rick Martin; Senior Consultant Organization and Leadership Effectiveness

8:20 a.m. – Setting the Stage
Michael J. Boehm; NU Vice President / IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor

8:25 a.m. – Growing Nebraska
Hank Bounds; NU President

CREATING A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
8:40 a.m. – The Nebraska Food for Health Center: Uniting Agriculture and Medicine
Amanda Ramer - Tait; Harold and Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology
RAPID FIRE PRESENTERS:
9:00 a.m. – Preventing Childhood Obesity in Nebraska: Innovative Nutrition Solutions
Dipti Dev; Assistant Professor, Children, Youth and Family

9:10 a.m. – Responding to a Changing Climate
Martha Shulski; Director Nebraska State Climate Office

 
9:20 a.m. – Check-Point Discussion

EDUCATING TOMORROW'S LEARNERS THROUGH SCHOOL - UNIVERSITY - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
10:20 a.m. – What Does Agricultural Science Literacy Bring to the Table
Jenny Keshwani; Assistant Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, Science Literacy Specialist
RAPID FIRE PRESENTERS:
10:50 a.m. – Educating Tomorrow's Leaders
Matt Kreifels; Associate Professor of Practice, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

11:00 a.m. – Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research
Soo-Young Hong; Associate Professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies

 
11:10 a.m. – Check-Point Discussion

 
11:40 a.m. – Recap and Next Steps

 
12:00 p.m. – Lunch

IGNITING A PASSION FOR CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

1:00 p.m. – Inspiring Innovation Conversation
Emcee; Rick Martin; Senior Consultant Organization and Leadership Effectiveness
Panelists;
  • Tom Field; Director of Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program
  • Megan Elliot, Director, Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
  • Todd Long, Vice President of Marketing & Innovation, Kidwell
  • Jeanna Stavas, Owner and Innkeeper, Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast
 
1:40 p.m. – Check-Point Discussion

FEEDING A GROWING WORLD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
2:30 p.m. – Global Food Security
P. Stephen Baenziger; Professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair
RAPID FIRE PRESENTERS:
3:00 p.m. – Engineering Solutions for the 21st Century
Joe Luck; Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering

3:10 p.m. – From Big Data to Better Solutions
Matt Spangler; Associate Professor of Animal Science

 
3:20 p.m. – Check-Point Discussion

3:40 p.m. – Reflections and Next Steps
Ron Yoder; IANR Assoicate Vice Chancellor.

 
4:00 p.m. – End


Nebraska Growing Summit

November 8, 2017
Cornhusker Hotel and Conference Center
333 South 13 Street, Lincoln, NE