Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

275 Symposium--Importance of Soil Health to Food Security: National and Global Security Concerns

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation
This symposium will explore the role and importance of soil health as a foundation for mitigating climate change effects and ensuring soil productivity and global food security. Speakers in this symposium will emphasize the global scale and impact of soil health in these critical areas, and will illustrate steps that are underway to address the major questions regarding global soil health assessment.

SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation
SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality

Soil Health Community

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 3

Humberto Blanco
Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi
2:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:25 PM
Soil Health, Climate Variability, and Global Food Security.
Jerry L. Hatfield, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Ken Wacha, USDA-ARS; Christian Dold, USDA-ARS
2:45 PM
Integrated System Approach (crops, livestock, and perennials) for Improving Soil Health and Food Provision.
John Hendrickson, USDA-ARS; Mark A. Liebig, USDA-ARS; David W. Archer, USDA-ARS; Scott L. Kronberg, USDA-ARS
3:05 PM
Development of Soil Health Metrics for Improving Soil Productivity and Food Security Challenges.
Harold van Es, Cornell University; Aubrey Fine, Cornell University; Bianca Moebius-Clune, USDA-NRCS; Robert Schindelbeck, Cornell University
3:25 PM
Implications of Soil Health and Food Security.
C. Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute
3:45 PM
4:00 PM