The spring Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series begins with “Hydroponic Approaches and Value to the Food Supply Chain,” presented by Stacy Adams, professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, on February 1.

Adams will present alternative production practices and highlight hydroponic approaches and value within the food supply chain. He will discuss how hydroponics may address challenges related to distribution interruptions, environmental influences, socioeconomics, catastrophes, and war.

“The seminar committee lines up a program every semester with speakers representing a diverse range of research, teaching, and extension topics that reflect the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s mission,” Guillermo Balboa, co-chair of the seminar committee, said.

All seminars are free and open to the public. Seminars will be in person on Thursdays, streamed live at 11 a.m. CST/CDT, and recorded unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m.

This seminar will be in Keim Hall, Room 150, and streamed live.

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