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University of Illinois International Week- April 8-14
Celebrate all things international during the week of April 8-14, 2013 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. International Week at Illinois is comprised of a series of educational, cultural and recreational events designed to foster interest in our global community. Coordinated by International Programs and Studies and a cross-campus organizing committee, the goal of International Week is to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities and resources at Illinois. We invite students, faculty, staff, and the Champaign-Urbana community to join us in celebrating international education at Illinois. The promotional flyer detailing the daily events is found HERE.
New ILLINI brand Soybean Variety Now Available
Illinois farmers deserve to have choices and the new ILLINI
brand soybean varieties developed at the University of Illinois and sold by Williamsfield Seed Company LLC are conventional varieties with excellent yield potential. This will give farmers new genetics that they can use to capture premiums paid for growing conventional varieties.“Investment in breeding programs at the University of Illinois by soybean industry stakeholders including the Illinois Soybean Association, have accelerated the process of bringing much-needed, high performing conventional varieties to Illinois soybean fields,” says Brian Diers, crop sciences professor and soybean breeder at the University of Illinois. “Their investments have allowed us to use modern genetic technology such as marker-assisted selections in the development of new varieties. The ILLINI
variety gives farmers options and is certainly worth considering for the 2013 growing season.”The full article is available HERE.
Food Security and Food Justice Colloquy
Food security and Food Justice Panel discussion was held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign on March 28th. The focus of the panel was the importance of food security & food justice specifically looking at topics related to food accessibility, sustainable production, and food assistance programs. The panel was comprised of experts in the field including Dr. Craig Gundersen, NSRL’s Executive Director as well as other leaders in local food pantry support, extension services and academic research on food security. The event brought together experts, students and community members to discuss topics related to food security and food justice in an effort to develop an impactful dialogue and understanding of these issues. Many of the efforts underlined as critical for improving food security and food justice in the U.S. included efforts already underway by NSRL including nutrition education, knowledge and awareness building of healthy foods and balanced diets, community engagement and private industry support. The event showcased the role of various types of agriculture in addressing the food security needs in the United States as well as how academia, industry and the community at-large can play a role in addressing these challenges.
Processing and Marketing Soybeans
for Meat, Dairy, Baking
and Snack Applications- June 2-7, 2013
Plans are being finalized for the annual INTSOY course held at NSRL. This intensive, ﬁve-day course is designed for technical, plant management, marketing, quality control, and research personnel interested in promoting private sector expansion of soybean foods in the international market. Participants will receive training in soybean processing and utilization at the INTSOY facilities and lectures will be held in the National Soybean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois. There is still time to register and make plans to attend this lively and informative course. Visit the Course Website for more details and information about the agenda, speakers, and how you can attend.