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Sandra Postel directs the Global Water Policy Project, and lectures, writes and consults on global water issues. She is the author of several acclaimed books, including the award-winning Last Oasis, which appears in eight languages and was the basis for a PBS documentary.
SSSA Plenary / Nyle C. Brady Frontiers of Soil Science Lectureship
Ray R. Weil is professor of soil science at the University of Maryland. He served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and has become an international leader in sustainable agricultural systems in both developed and developing countries.
ASA Plenary / E.T. & Vam York Distinguished ASA Lectureship
Juan Manuel Osorio | Amy Asmus | Thom Weir
Juan Manuel Osorio is an agronomist at National University of Mexico. He earned his MBA from IPADE Business School and is a professor of marketing and operations at ICAMI. He is active in several agronomy associations including ICCA in Mexico. He has also worked with several agchem companies in Mexico such as ICI, Zeneca, Syngenta, and Amvac.
Amy Asmus is owner/agronomist of Asmus Farm Supply, Inc. located in Rake, Iowa. She received her BFA degree from Iowa State University. In 2013 she served as chair of the Certified Crop Adviser - North American Board and International Council.
Thom Weir is currently a senior agronomist with Farmers Edge. He earned his degree in Crop Science from the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently working with variable rate technologies in the precision agriculture industry, as well as exploring the agronomic applications for big data.
CSSA Plenary / Betty Klepper Endowed Lectureship
Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He has been been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the "local food movement” and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers and Time magazine.
Dennis Dimick serves as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine. He is a recipient of the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association for outstanding service to photojournalism.
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