Division of Ag’s Fields to moderate March 17 panel discussion for water lecture
“With drought and declining aquifers, we cannot take water for granted.” —Deacue Fields
By the U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 24, 2023
- Peter McCornick will deliver March 17 lecture on water
- Fields to discuss innovations for water use in state
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LITTLE ROCK — Deacue Fields, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System, will serve as moderator March 17 for a Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series event focused on water.
Fields will moderate a panel discussion for “Securing Water & Food in a Changing World,” a lecture to be delivered by Peter G. McCornick, executive director of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska. The lecture will be held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s Petit Jean Mountain campus near Morrilton and begins at 9 a.m.
Fields will discuss innovative solutions for water use in the state. Lunch, provided by the institute, will be available following the program. Registration is required; sign up at rockefellerinstitute.org/water.
“With drought and declining aquifers, we cannot take water for granted,” Fields said. “Our researchers and educators have worked hard to find ways to help farmers and others preserve Arkansas’ water quality and quantity.”
The series also includes a March 13, event at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Award-winning journalist Kim Zetter will speak on “Stuxnet and Beyond: The Age of Digital Warfare and the Future of our Cities.” The lecture is set for 4:30 p.m.
Both Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. The Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lectures Series is a program established in 1972 and endowed by friends of Governor Winthrop Rockefeller with the purpose of stimulating public discussion, intellectual debate, and cultural advancement.
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About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. The Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service.
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