May 2, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Workshop on Emerging Coproduction Systems for Sustainable Rural Economies, May 23-24

A workshop on Emerging Coproduction Systems for Sustainable Rural Economies is May 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Living Learning Center at Ohio University.

The goal of the workshop is to review prospects for coproduction systems in rural areas with declining economic activity. Multidisciplinary expert panels will discuss current challenges for resource production, synergistic and competing priorities for rural land management, and emerging technologies. There will also be time scheduled during the workshop for discussion and working groups to develop new strategies for analyzing and advancing environmentally sustainable coproduction systems. Systems of particular interest are those that generate both bioenergy and bioproducts.

Registration is free.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • DALE ARNOLD, Director of Energy, Utility, and Local Government Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
  • ED BROWN, Athens County Director and Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension
  • KATRINA CORNISH, Endowed Chair and Professor of Bioemergent Materials, Ohio State University -Wooster
  • EMILY HEATON, Associate Professor of Biomass Crop Production, Iowa State University
  • JEFF SKOUSEN, Professor and Extension Land Reclamation Specialist, West Virginia University
  • REBECCA SWAB, Director of Restoration Ecology, The Wilds
  • TYLER WESTOVER, Senior Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory

This event is hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and is supported by Innovation Strategy Planning Grant Funds.

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