In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR), Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean, is hosting a presentation and panel discussion called “Converging on Wicked Systems Problems” on Nov. 18 in Columbus. The program, its flyer says, “will explore the application of transdisciplinary research and system approaches to solve grand challenges in our food, water, and energy systems”—challenges that include, for example, the climate crisis, food security, air pollution, and algal blooms.
Panelists at the event will be Rolf Nordstrom, president and CEO of the Minnesota-based Great Plains Institute; Greg Soehnlen, president and CEO of Superior Dairy Inc., Canton, Ohio; and Lois Wright Morton, professor emeritus of sociology at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The event runs from 1–3 p.m. at Ohio State’s Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on the Columbus campus. A reception follows. Admission is free and open to everyone, but registration is requested.