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Fall 2021 Seminars

1:10-2:00 p.m.

Johnson Hall 343
Seminars will also be available via Zoom.

SOIL_SCI 501 and CROP_SCI 510 Contact/Organizer: Dr. Tarah Sullivan and Dr. Robert Brueggeman

August 23

Dr. Teal Potter, Postdoctoral Researcher, Griffin LaHue Soil Health Lab NWREC | Washington State University
“How much do microbial communities matter in agricultural soils?”

August 30

Dr. Luz-Maria Gordillo, Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence, CAHNRS
Associate Professor and Program Leader of History, WSU Vancouver
“CAHNRS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence”

Click here for the recording of Dr. Gordillo’s presentation

“Towards Diverse Representation and Inclusion in Soil Science in the United States”

September 6

no seminar – Labor Day

September 13

Dr. Jill McCluskey, Director and Regents Professor of the School of Economic Sciences, WSU
“WSU Salary Equity Studies” (pdf)

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September 20

Dr. Xianran Li, Candidate for adjunct faculty member in CSS
“Sensing Plants Sense: Exploring Crop Genetics in Environmental Dimensions”

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September 27

Dr. Aaron MacLeod, Director, Center for Craft Food and Beverage at Hartwick College
“Barley Malt Quality in the Face of Climate Change”

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October 4

Mr. Stephen Bramwell, County Director & Agriculture Faculty, WSU Thurston County Extension

“Connecting Land Grant Research to Local Agriculture in Southwest Washington; A Case of Malting Barley and Market Development” 

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October 11

Dr. John Sedbrook, Professor of Genetics, Coordinator for the School of Biological Sciences Bioenergy Master’s Sequence, and Coordinator of the Integrated Plant Biology and Bioenergy Research Education Group, Illinois State University
“Developing Pennycress into an Oilseed Cash Cover Crop Named Covercress”

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October 18

Margaret Viebrock, Chelan-Douglas Extension County Director, Faculty Professor in WSU Extension Youth & Family Unit
“Women, Farms & Food – An Overview of the WSU Women in Agriculture Six-State Project that has Successfully Empowered Women to Manage Risk through Education, Networking and Technology”

Margaret Viebrock Celebrates 50 Years with WSU Extension

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October 25

Soil Health Initiative Interactive Session

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November 1

Practice for Tri-Societies

November 8

no seminar

November 15

Student Choice Seminar
Dr. Giovanna Cruppe
Assistant Professor, Kansas State University 

November 22

no seminar – Thanksgiving Break

November 29

Statewide Tour Presentations

December 6

Statewide Tour Presentations



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