WHAT: “New Horizons: Continuing the Legacy” — The Texas A&M University System Agriculture Program Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rudder Theater, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
WHO: More than 700 people from across the state will attend, representing the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Forest Service, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
NEWS TIPS: 8:45 a.m. — Food Safety: Priorities for the 21st Century – Dr. Douglas Archer, Chair, University of Florida Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and the National Alliance for Food Safety
9:20 a.m. Biotechnology: A Perspective From the Trenches – Susan Harlander, Pillsbury, Division of Biotechnology Research
10:15 a.m. Animal Biotechnology and the Link to Human Health – Dr. Fuller Bazer, Center for Animal Biotechnology, and Director, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
10:50 a.m. Food Biotechnology in the Media – Dr. Andy Vestal, Department of Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University
1:35 p.m. Consumer Attitudes in a Changing World – Dr. Stephen G. Sapp, Department of Sociology, Iowa State University
3:10 p.m. Using Biotechnology to Improve Human Nutrition – Dr. Joseph Jilka, Prodigene
3:50 p.m. Using Biotechnology to Improve the Environment – Dr. James Wild, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University
CONTACTS: Agriculture Communications News and Public Affairs, (409) 845-2895
Communications Specialists: Edith Chenault, Blair Fannin, Dave Mayes, Melanie Maxcey, Kathleen Phillips