CARD hosts sustainability symposium

April 17, 2017

Cathering WotekiThe Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) hosted the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Sustainability Symposium on Thursday, April 13. The symposium was designed to bring together representatives of the college’s departments and research centers to discuss sustainable agriculture efforts, including identifying opportunities for research, teaching, and extension.

Approximately 150 experts from across the college attended the symposium, which featured several panel sessions and a poster session with 75 posters detailing research in the college. Catherine Woteki, a former CALS dean and USDA undersecretary, was a featured speaker and focused on the federal government’s sustainability efforts.     

An archive of some symposium posters is available at

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Wendy Wintersteen delivers opening remarks at the symposium.

Research posters on display at the CALS Sustainability Symposium.

Jason Ross, Kevin Keener, Cathy Kling, and Patrick Schnable (l to r) participate in a panel of center directors and extension/outreach.