174 Food Security: Conservation, Inputs and Technology
Oral SessionSpecial Sessions The 13th Annual SWCS-SSSA Joint Symposium will be held at the 2012 SWCS and SSSA annual meetings. Past joint symposia have been very successful. The 2012 joint symposium is titled “Food Security: Conservation, Inputs and Technology”. This is a topic of great importance and interest to both societies. It is very clear from recent publications that food security is not likely to be achieved without choosing conservation, and that the topics of the 2012 farm bill, economics, technology, and global soil ecology are important for achieving a sustainable planet. This joint symposium will continue with the tradition of cooperation between the two societies and will help to create opportunities to disseminate this cutting-edge information to members of both societies. It will also help to “jumpstart” a conversation about why choosing conservation is important for economics, global sustainability, and food security, at both societies. Next year’s farm bill is an important activity that is related to these topics, and the presentation about the 2012 Farm Bill and its relationship to the topic of food security will be timely and in sync with the goals of the program. The SWCS and SSSA have always been at the forefront of conservation and soil science, and this year’s topic connects with current global issues related to soil and water conservation and global sustainability.
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