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Forbes Walker to Discuss Agriculture Adapting to Climate Change Friday, October 20

Forbes Walker, associate professor of biosystems engineering and soil science and an extension environment soil specialist at the UT Institute of Agriculture, will present “More Droughts and More Floods: Agriculture Adapting to Climate Change” Friday, October 20.

Forbes directs a US Department of Agriculture-funded project focused on increasing the resilience of agricultural production in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins by adapting land management practices to climate-related changes in water availability and growing conditions. Forbes will discuss the research, which is focused on modeling changes in farm economics, hydrology, flooding, and water use for irrigation under current and future climate-change scenarios.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, October 20 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.