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Cayuga CC to host international agricultural symposium Nov. 1-2

DATE: 10-15-2012

On November 1 and 2, Cayuga Community College will host an international Sustainable Agriculture Symposium that will bring together researchers, farmers, educators, food providers, lawmakers, and others to discuss developments in agroecology, biopesticides, biofertilizers, and other green technologies and their effect on the environment.

Participants at the conference will consider sustainable agricultural research from “lab to land to table”—the entire process of sustainable agricultural developments from international and local perspectives.

“The College is pleased to be part of this innovative symposium that brings together a variety of stakeholders to brainstorm unique ways to address hunger relief, develop sustainable agricultural processes, and share best practices from across the globe,” said College President Daniel P. Larson. “We invite you to take a seat at the table to learn more about the journey your food takes to arrive there.”

The symposium structure will include workshops, poster sessions, networking receptions, and keynotes addresses, including Dr. Sudhir U. Meshram, Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnical Research Institute in Nagpur, India. We are inviting people interesting in hosting a workshop at the symposium to submit a proposal online at There are four main theme areas the symposium will address:

  • Promoting participatory research, co-inquiry and outreach with farmers to support sustainable agriculture innovations
  • Examining advances in the development and use of agroecology, biopesticides, biofertilizers, green chemistry, molecular biology and related technologies that improve soil and crop productivity
  • Developing connections between sustainable agriculture and the environment: impact on water quality and climate change
  • Bringing sustainable agriculture to the marketplace and table


For more information on submitting a proposal to present at the symposium, you may contact Professor Christie Waters at  To register for the symposium, please visit Or call Emily Cameron at 315-255-1743, x2227.

The event is co-sponsored by the College Foundation, Wells College, Westminster Kingsway College of London, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, and the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology.