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Lecture: Joining Forces to Protect the Future of Agriculture and the Planet

1200 New York Avenue, NW, ,

Please join us for the 2017 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto. Dr. Fraley will address the need for collaboration and disruptive innovation to meet the world’s food security and environmental challenges, with a collective push for increased R&D funding and better communication with society about science-related issues. Following the Lecture, there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Fraley; Lisa Ainsworth, Research Scientist, Agricultural Research Service; Gregory Bohach, Vice President, Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University; Mary Bohman, Administrator, Economic Research Service; and Andrew W. LaVigne, President and CEO, American Seed Trade Association.