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ASU hosts annual Arkansas Soil and
Water Education Conference
Jan. 10, 2008 --
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will host the 9th
annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference Thursday, Jan. 24 at
the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The Honorable
Marion Berry, U.S. Congressman for the First Congressional District,
will be the luncheon speaker.
The deadline for conference pre-registration is Thursday, Jan. 17. For
registration forms and programs, visit the College of Agriculture Web
select the link for the Arkansas Soil and Water Conference.
registration fee is $20, which includes the luncheon.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in Meeting Room A, followed by a
welcome at 8:15. Session I is 8:30-10:00 a.m., with a
questions/discussion period at 9:45. At 10 a.m., there will be a break
for refreshments and a chance to visit displays and demonstrations.
Session II is 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Luncheon will be served from
Dr. Paul Counce, professor of rice physiology, University of Arkansas
Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart, will preside over Session
I, “Water Conservation Strategies and Technologies.” Presenters will
include Delaplaine farmer Terry Gray, and agricultural engineers Earl
Vories, Ken Fisher, Joe Henggeler, and Lyle Pringle.
Dr. Jennifer Bouldin, director of ASU’s Ecotoxicology Research Facility,
will preside over Session II, “Water Competition: Industrial, Municipal,
Agricultural, Ecological.” Presenters will include Todd Fugitt, Arkansas
Water Resources Commission, Dr. Brian Waldron, University of Memphis
Groundwater Institute, Boyce Sherrill, plant technical manager,
Frito-Lay, Jonesboro, Jake Rice, director of operations, Jonesboro City
Water and Light, and Col. Tom Smith, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The luncheon will feature a luncheon address by U.S. Congressman Marion
David Fowlkes, conservation agronomist, USDA-NRCS, will preside over
Session III, “Wildlife Integration into the Agricultural Enterprise.”
The day’s final session will run from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Presenters will
include former U.S. Congressman Kaneaster Hodges, Scott House,
landowner, and David Long, private lands coordinator/agricultural
liaison, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
For additional information, contact Dr. Steve Green, assistant
professor, Soil and Water Conservation, at ASU via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone
at (870) 972-2043.
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