Lowell Catlett (PhD, '80 economics) offered a mind-expanding look at how technology will change the way we farm as the highlight of the Midwest Pork Conference in Danville on Tuesday. Dr. Lowell Catlett, a nationally known futurist, painted a picture of how today’s cutting-edge technology will change the way we live and farm in the not too distant future. He predicts rural America will be changed by the adoption of a smart grid that manages the energy and data that our farms and communities will need.
Lowell was a Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University until he retired in 2015.
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