International speaker on global food security
21 JULY 2011
The Importance of Irrigated Agriculture to Global Food Security is the title of a free seminar in Wagga Wagga by world-leading research agronomist, Professor Kenneth G Cassman. The public lecture will be held from 8.30am on Wednesday 27 July at the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute. Professor Cassman is being brought to Wagga Wagga by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST) in association with the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation – an alliance of Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the NSW DPI. Strategic Research Professor at CSU, Len Wade said, “Professor Cassman is a leading agronomist from the USA, a strong advocate of, and very influential in, the field of crop agronomy research. He has published widely and is eminently qualified to discuss the vital challenge facing the world, global food security.” As a Professor of Agronomy at the University of Nebraska, Professor Cassman is also the chairman of the standing panel of international scientific experts known as the Independent Science and Partnership Council of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research.