Integrating perennial grasses for sustainable agricultural systems to maximize farm profitability
Date: March 10, 2014
Time: 1 p.m.
Contact: Rosa Soliz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar URL: http://connect.msu.edu/newtech
Dr. DoKyoung (D.K.) Lee (University of Illinois) will discuss the future of agriculture could include a perennial grass-based sustainable farming system within its landscape that will encourage environmental services, decrease use of fossil fuels and chemical products, improve diversity of plants and animals, generate more locally grown foods and bioenergy feedstock and improve farm profitability. Biodiversity within agricultural landscapes will promote productivity and sustainability of our agriculture through food, feed, fiber and fuel. Dr. Lee will discuss sustainable agricultural systems integrated with perennial grasses; how to design and establish market potential, a case study and an on-farm example.
D.K. Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a production agronomist with a broad research and educational background in the areas of crop production, soil science, and international agriculture, with expertise in perennial energy crop production. His goal in research is to optimize agricultural systems for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production and soil and water conservation using native perennial grasses.