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Library Issues Forum: Dr. Molly Jahn, Food Security

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM (CST)

Library Issues Forum: Dr. Molly Jahn, Food Security

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Library Issues Forum: Dr. Molly Jahn, Food Security, 21st Century Agricultural Systems and Genomics

Molly Jahn is a professor in the Laboratory of Genetics and Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a distinguished research career in plant genetics, genomics and plant breeding of vegetable crops focusing on molecular genetics of disease resistance and quality traits. Her research groups at UW Madison and Cornell University have produced crop varieties now grown commercially and for subsistence on six continents. She has also worked extensively in developing countries to link crop breeding with improved human nutrition and welfare. In 2011, she was selected to represent the U.S. on a 13-member high-level International Commission for Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change.

In this talk, Dr. Jahn will share her perspectives on global food security and the innovations in agriculture, food systems and natural resource management that will be critical to our survival and prosperity in the 21st century. Today, in a world with a billion hungry and a billion suffering from overconsumption, we produce enough food for everyone to have enough to eat. What are the near term steps we could take to improve food security in the U.S. and around the world? And what about a future where our agricultural and food systems are further threatened by increasing population, changing climate and degradation of critical natural resources? Can agriculture move from extractive to regenerative modes, restoring and enhancing our natural resource base while meeting human needs and demands?

Join us as we welcome Dr. Jahn to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum to speak to us about sustainable agriculture. A reception will follow. Through a generous sponsorship from AT&T the event is offered free of charge, but reservations are strongly recommended. 

For more information call (979) 691-4014 or email to reservations.bush@nara.gov

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Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

College Station, TX 77840

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM (CST)


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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. Located on the campus of Texas A&M University – a premier public Tier 1 research university home to more than 50,000 students – the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's Presidential Libraries system. For more information go to bush41.org

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