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A seminar and dinner marking BARD’s 45th anniversary, to be held at the US National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, on April 9, 2024, 4-9 PM at the Administration Building auditorium.

Dear colleagues and friends

You are cordially invited to a seminar and dinner reception, marking BARD’s 45th anniversary, to be held at the US National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, on April 9, 2024, 4-9 PM at the Administration Building auditorium.

The seminar will feature experts who will discuss promising prospects on emerging topics related to our shared vision, and potential solutions for challenges ahead. Topics that will be covered, Smart-farming utilizing AI and IoT; Mitigating post-harvest food loss; Water security in agriculture; and Agro-energy and photovoltaics.

4:00 -6:00 PM

Prof. Jason O. Hallstrom, NSF Smart Farming

“Advancing sustainable agriculture through IoT and AI utilization”.

Prof. Ron Porat, Department of Postharvest Science

ARO Postharvest – “Use it or lose it? How can we avoid postharvest food loss”.

Mr. Rod Snyder, Senior Advisor for Agriculture to the EPA Administrator 

Water Security – “Securing Our Water Future: Addressing Agricultural Water Scarcity Challenges and Solutions”.

Dr. Michal Levy Chief Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture, Israel 

Mr. Mike Green, Green Power Engineering

Agro-energy – “Something new under the sun agro- photovoltaic applications”.

7:00 PM

Dinner Reception

The seminar will be followed by a dinner reception marking BARD’s 45th anniversary honored by the Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Avi Dichter and Mr. Michael Herzog Israeli ambassador to the US. At this event we will be showcasing BARD’s excellent collaborative R&D framework and our vision for years to come.

Please note

  • All invitees must show photo ID, only registered participants may attend.
  • Please avoid bringing heavy luggage.
  • The dress code is Business casual

KINDLY RSVP BY MARCH 28, 2024

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