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Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series

9:00 am

Please join the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and the Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lectures Advisory Committee on Friday, March 17, 2023, atop Petit Jean Mountain for a lecture.

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This special event is open to the public and has no charge to attend, but prior registration is required, and space is limited.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

    • Securing Water and Food in a Changing World

      • Keynote lecture by Peter G. McCornick, Ph.D.

    • “The State of Water in Arkansas” panel, moderated by Dr. Deacue Fields, vice president for agriculture for the University of Arkansas System. Panelists include:

      • Sec. Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary for Agriculture
      • Ed Swaim, Executive Director, Bayou Meto Water Management District
      • Chris Colclasure, Director, Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Division
      • Evan Teague, Vice President of Environmental Issues, Arkansas Farm Bureau

  • 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.

    • Lunch and networking