Monday, 19 Oct 2009
"From Honduras: A View from the Rural Poor," John Donaghy, associate director of the the local diocesan social development agency in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras.
Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009
"Fall Interest in the Garden."
"The Future of American Agriculture," Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of agriculture. As a staffer on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, she helped shape the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which created national standards for organic foods and a federal program to accredit them. She also served as administrator of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, which oversees the agency's organic program.
Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009
"Finding Purpose and Direction in Your Life," Virginia Blackburn, ISU management. Her expertise is in business strategy, and she has expanded on these theories to develop a framework for helping people determine their unique life strategy. The short session is designed to be very interactive and entertaining.
Thursday, 22 Oct 2009
Alexander Borgida, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
"A Biorenewable Evolution of Soywax in Encaustic Painting," Barb Walton, ISU art and design; Toni Wang, ISU food science and human nutrition; Hui Wang, ISU postdoc; and Larry Johnson, ISU Center for Crops Utilization Research. They will explore the synchronicity and synergism of their individual research through collaboration; what they have learned from each other and what potential lies ahead.