WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Extension specialists and researchers at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UNL-IANR) will partner with Agriculture is America (AgIsAmerica), a national communications initiative aimed at highlighting the nation's land-grant institutions, to host a Twitter Town Hall on Friday, March 4th from 2 pm – 3 pm ET / 1 pm – 2 pm CT.
Scientists, researchers, and Extension educators will answer questions regarding UNL-IANR's role in the advancement of agricultural science and agricultural technological innovation. Specifically, experts will discuss the role of unmanned aerial systems in agriculture, water management, and nutrient management; how technology can be used to track foodborne illnesses; how consumers can reduce food waste; and groundwater availability and quality. UNL-IANR, a land-grant institution, is dedicated to the three-fold mission of researching, teaching, and Extension as well as "growing a healthy future through food, fuel, water, landscapes and people."
A Twitter Town Hall, like a public meeting or seminar, gives the opportunity for a live question and answer period. To follow the conversation or submit a question, include the hashtag, "#agischat," in your tweet. All agriculture-related organizations, industry leaders, friends, and supporters are invited to join the discussion. The participating Twitter handles include: @agisamerica and @UNL_IANR
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln focuses on people, and the food, water and natural resources that sustain them. IANR innovation in research, teaching and extension education places Nebraska on the leading edge of food production, environmental stewardship, human nutrition, business development and youth engagement. To learn more, visit http://ianr.unl.edu/
In short, the agriculture industry – sustained in large part by the American land-grant university system through Colleges of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Stations, and Cooperative Extension – is integral to jobs, national security, and health. To learn more, visit http://agisamerica.org
SOURCE Agriculture is America