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Guest Lecture With World Food Prize Winner Rattan Lal Wednesday

Isabel Whitehead

Lal’s lecture is 3:30 pm Wednesday in AFLS Room D115. He was president of the Soil Science Society of America from 2006-08 and the International Union of Soil Sciences from 2017-18.

World Food Prize recipient Rattan Lal is holding a virtual distinguished lecture for U of A students where he will discuss the intersections of climate change, natural resource conservation, and food and nutritional security.

Lal’s appearance is set for 3:30-5 pm on Wednesday in AFLS Building Room D115. Students across campus are invited to join either in person or on Zoom.

The lecture is being hosted by the International Programs Office in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Lal is a Distinguished University Professor at Ohio State University (since 1987) and was a soil physicist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria, from 1970-87. He researches soil carbon sequestration, soil health, conservation agriculture, soil restoration and sustainable management.

He has authored 1,000 journal articles, 550 book chapters and written or edited 100 books.

Lal was president of the Soil Science Society of America from 2006-08 and the International Union of Soil Sciences from 2017-18.

He is a member of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit Science Committee and Action Track 3, which focuses on “Coalition 4 Action on Soil Health.” Lal is laureate of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations World Agriculture Prize (2018) and has won the Glinka World Soil Prize (2018), Japan Prize (2019), US Awasthi Indian Farmers Fertilliser Cooperative Prize of India (2019), Arrell Global Food Innovation Award of Canada (2020), World Food Prize (2020) and Padma Shri Award (2021) of the Government of India.

Zoom info:

Meeting: https://bit.ly/3hyGaKx

Meeting ID: 839 1982 7449

Passcode: u4CX@*hH

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime US senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programmes. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributions more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of US colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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