Cornell Club of Chicago – Climate Change and Agriculture
March 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Location: Chicago, IL
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Cornell Club of Chicago – Climate Change and Agriculture: Just how secure is our food supply?
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
231 South LaSalle Street, 23rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
$30 per person, includes hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
Space is limited to 40 people.
Please join us for this exciting presentation by Mike Hoffmann, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, who will describe the changes that are occurring due to human-caused climate change and examples of what Cornell is doing to help ensure food security into the future.
As a professor of entomology, Prof. Hoffmannâ€™s goal is to advance the integrated pest management (IPM) strategy through mission-oriented research and extension. His research program is directed at improving our understanding of pest biology and ecology in vegetable crop systems and applying that information to develop practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive pest management tactics. The goal of Prof. Hoffmann’s extension program is to ensure that new knowledge is delivered to the end-user and adapted to their needs. As Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, Prof. Hoffmann provides visionary leadership, communicates to a wide range of audiences the challenges and opportunities that come with a changing climate, and builds partnerships among public and private organizations.
In 2014, Prof. Hoffmann gave a talk at TEDx. You may watch the video here.
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