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2013 HNGR Symposium: Small Plots, Big Change

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2013 HNGR Symposium

Thursday, February 28

7:00-8:00pm        
HNGR Symposium Opening Address
“The Last Hunger Season” 
with Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs 
Coray Auditorium

8:00-8:30             
Audience Question and Answer
with Roger Thurow

8:30-9:15             
Reception for Plenary Speakers and HNGR Interns’ Poster Presentation 
Coray Auditorium

Friday, March 1

10:35-11:15am   
HNGR Intern Chapel
 
Edman Chapel

11:30-12:30pm   
Tray lunch with HNGR interns and symposium guests 
North Party Room

12:40-1:50           
Panel: “Small Scale Farming in the Information Age: Increasing Yields through Education, Research and Communications Capacity” 
with Sri Spicka, Corporate Citizenship Center of Excellence for the John Deere Foundation; Dr. Paul McNamara, Associate Professor in Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics/Univ. of IL, HNGR ’83; Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Moderated by Dr. Chris Keil 
Coray Auditorium

2:00-3:30             
Panel: “Agriculture and the Environment: Ecological Concerns for and Responses by Smallholder Farmers”
with Dr. Laura Yoder, Associate Professor in the Sustainability and Environmental Education Department at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College; Stuart Dykstra, VP of  Water, Environment and Natural Resources of V3 Companies; Stan Doerr, CEO of ECHO; Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor/2009 World Food Prize Laureate in the School of Agronomy at Purdue University – Moderated by Dr. Kristen Page
Coray Auditorium

3:45-5:00              
Breakout Sessions
Resource rights and access – Dr. Laura Yoder (Phelps Room)
Water and irrigation – Zerihun Hailu and Stuart Dykstra (Coray Auditorium)
Nutritional security – Dr. Paul McNamara and Dr. Sarah Johnson Beebout (Parmelee Room)                                   

7:00-8:00               
HNGR Symposium Closing Address
“Is Science and Technology Sufficient to Empower Small Scale Farmers to Feed the Hungry?”
with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor/2009 World Food Prize Laureate in the School of Agronomy at Purdue University
Coray Auditorium

8:00-8:45               
Symposium Synthesis Panel
with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Dr. Mwenda Ntarangwi, Dr. Kristen Page and Dr. Paul Robinson  – Moderated by John Vendeland

Thursday, February 28

7:00-8:00pm        
HNGR Symposium Opening Address
“The Last Hunger Season” 
with Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs 
Coray Auditorium

8:00-8:30             
Audience Question and Answer
with Roger Thurow

8:30-9:15             
Reception for Plenary Speakers and HNGR Interns’ Poster Presentation 
Coray Auditorium

Friday, March 1

10:35-11:15am   
HNGR Intern Chapel
 
Edman Chapel

11:30-12:30pm   
Tray lunch with HNGR interns and symposium guests 
North Party Room

12:40-1:50           
Panel: “Small Scale Farming in the Information Age: Increasing Yields through Education, Research and Communications Capacity” 
with Sri Spicka, Corporate Citizenship Center of Excellence for the John Deere Foundation; Dr. Paul McNamara, Associate Professor in Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics/Univ. of IL, HNGR ’83; Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Moderated by Dr. Chris Keil 
Coray Auditorium

2:00-3:30             
Panel: “Agriculture and the Environment: Ecological Concerns for and Responses by Smallholder Farmers”
with Dr. Laura Yoder, Associate Professor in the Sustainability and Environmental Education Department at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College; Stuart Dykstra, VP of  Water, Environment and Natural Resources of V3 Companies; Stan Doerr, CEO of ECHO; Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor/2009 World Food Prize Laureate in the School of Agronomy at Purdue University – Moderated by Dr. Kristen Page
Coray Auditorium

3:45-5:00              
Breakout Sessions
Resource rights and access – Dr. Laura Yoder (Phelps Room)
Water and irrigation – Zerihun Hailu and Stuart Dykstra (Coray Auditorium)
Nutritional security – Dr. Paul McNamara and Dr. Sarah Johnson Beebout (Parmelee Room)                                   

7:00-8:00               
HNGR Symposium Closing Address
“Is Science and Technology Sufficient to Empower Small Scale Farmers to Feed the Hungry?”
with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor/2009 World Food Prize Laureate in the School of Agronomy at Purdue University
Coray Auditorium

8:00-8:45               
Symposium Synthesis Panel
with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Dr. Mwenda Ntarangwi, Dr. Kristen Page and Dr. Paul Robinson  – Moderated by John Vendeland