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Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
November 19, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pmTBD
- What are the linkages between water, energy, and food systems?
- What are the interdependencies and tradeoffs that will influence future policy and sustainability of agriculture?
- How does the water-energy-food nexus function on a regional scale and can it be a useful tool for future planning?
- Is agriculture prepared for climate change and does it have a voice in climate change policy?
Recorded Presentations from Conference
Opening Remarks: Texas State Rep. Tracy O. King, District 80, Chairman—House Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Member—Natural Resources Committee.
Water-energy-food nexus—applications for agriculture communities: Dr. Rabi Mohtar, Texas Engineering Experiment Station Endowed Professor, Texas A&M University; Founding Director of Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute.
Water supply & demand —trends and challenges for the Southwest: Dr. Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Water Development Board.
Value of water to agricultural communities: Jason Coleman, P.E. General Manager, High Plains Water District.
The shale boom—Impacts for agriculture production and producers: Dr. Thomas Tunstall, Research Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Institute for Economic Development.
The future of renewable energy and agriculture: Dr. Wendell Porter, P.E., Lecturer, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida.
Global market impacts and implications for local farms and ranches: Dr. James W. Richardson, Regents Professor & AgriLife Research Senior Faculty Fellow, Co-Director Agriculture & Food Policy Center, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University.
Innovation and technology applications for agriculture production: Dr. Reza Ehsani, Associate Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Citrus Research & Education Center.
Turning climate change into opportunities for agricultural producers: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, Texas State Climatologist.
The rapidly evolving legal and regulatory framework for agriculture producers: Jim Bradbury, Attorney, James D. Bradbury, PLLC, Austin & Fort Worth, Texas.
Educating tomorrow’s nexus thinkers: Dr. Christopher T. Boleman, Assistant Director and State Leader for 4-H Youth Development, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station, Texas.
Contact David Smith (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension) for more information DWSmith@ag.tamu.edu