The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences invite you to participate in the 24th annual meeting of the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council to be held this June in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Continuing NABC's tradition of addressing central questions of biotechnology and its roles in agriculture, the conference will focus on water-related issues and solutions central to many themes within agriculture.  Join experts in the discipline as they present their views and lead discussions of biotechnological approaches to changing water needs, sustainable water use, the impacts of agriculture on water supplies, and future challenges.  A poster session will provide attendees an opportunity to present their own research work and spur additional discussion.1

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Monday, June 11, 2012

  • Session 1: Agricultural adaptations to water needs
  • Dinner Banquet and Keynote Address

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

  • Session 2: Developments in water management and policy
  • Session 3: Changing role of agriculture in environmental and consumer issues
  • Poster sessions and Reception with Welcome address from Provost Gaber

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

  • Session 4: Preparing for future challenges of water issues
  • Breakout session and reports
  • Student Voice reports and Poster Awards presented

Speakers at NABC 24 will include leading experts in areas of sustainability, water use in major plant crops, and water-agriculture issues.  In addition, NABC 24 will have a poster session providing attendees an opportunity to present and discuss their own research findings. 

Who Should Attend

The meeting should be of interest to anyone working in agriculture, the environment, and public policy as they relate to issues of water use.  This could include:

  • Academic professionals and researchers
  • Industry representatives
  • Public officials
  • Graduate and undergraduate students