2009 Annual Symposium Audio Presentations

Food and Fuel Crops: Issues, Policies, and Regulation
2009 Annual Symposium | April 21-22, 2009 | Gateway Hotel & Conference Center | Ames

2009 program.pdf


Session 1 Tuesday April 21 1:30-3:30 PM (Audio MP3)

  • Introduction—John Lawrence
  • Gene Takle—"Designing Crops for Food and Fuel in a Changing Climate: What is the Target?
  • Mariam Sticklen—"Genetically Engineered Feedstock Crops for Cellulosic Biofuels"

Session 1 Tuesday April 21 3:30-5:00 PM (Audio MP3)

  • Emily Heaton—"Biomass Crops for Iowa"
  • Panel Discussion


Session 2 Wednesday April 22 8:30-9:45 (Audio MP3)

  • Introduction, Manjit Misra, Gary Munkvold
  • ​Josette Lewis—"Taking Stock of Progress and Challenges Ahead

Session 2 Wednesday April 22 9:45-Noon (Audio MP3)

  • James Aketch Okeno—"Crop Productivity and Food Security for Subsaharan Africa in the 21st Century"
  • Monica Pequeno Araujo— "Is Latin America Ready for Biofuels?"

Luncheon Speaker:

Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation"The Agricultural Development Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation"

Session 3 Wednesday April 22 1:30-3:30 PM (Audio MP3)

  • Judy Chambers—"Tensions in Global Agriculture"
  • Neil Hoffman—"Current Status of the APHIS Proposed Rule"

Session 3 Wednesday April 22 3:30-5:00 PM (Audio MP3)

  • Michael Wach—"Responsible Management and Use of Biotechnology-derived Plant Products"
  • Russ Sanders—"Biotechnology: Helping Famers and Changing the Future of Agriculture"
  • Panel Discussion
  • Closing Remarks