May 7, 2008, Davis, Ca. – The
University of California – Davis is hosting an air quality conference – Green Acres, Blue Skies – from June 2-4, 2008.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together key stakeholders working towards creating a cleaner and more sustainable agricultural industry in California. This includes commodities producers and farmers, agricultural industry leaders, researchers, policy-makers and legal experts, regulators, environmental advocates, and providers of green technology. Anyone with an interest in the subject is welcome to attend the conference.
To better facilitate participation of producers, the conference has been structured around three broad areas of agriculture: Dairy (Monday), Row & Field Crops (Tuesday), and Orchards & Vineyards (Wednesday).
Each day will begin with breakfast followed by a keynote presentation and an overview of the topical area. The first session will address sources of air pollution and areas of concern. Following the lunch break, the second session will examine recent research into health and environmental effects and new regulatory initiatives. The final session will showcase research and new best practices efforts. Each day will end with a reception to allow for networking opportunities.
To view the program, click here .