ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, this workshop has been postponed until further notice.
Sustainable Animal Agriculture in NC
Defining an Inter-Institutional Research Agenda
One UNC: Discover together.
A series of three workshops are being held to initiate and grow an interdisciplinary team of UNC-system scientists and educators focused on understanding and supporting the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of animal agriculture in eastern North Carolina. The first workshop was held previously to define science priorities and build faculty teams around promising research opportunities. This second workshop will bring together faculty and community stakeholders to refine research needs and identify areas where stakeholder engagement or partnerships should occur.
The workshops are organized around four main themes:
Socioeconomic context for animal agriculture in NC
Operation of animal production and waste management systems
Understanding relationships between agricultural and environmental systems
Opportunities for value-added waste co- or bi-products (e.g., biogas, fertilizer, etc.)
Tentative Workshop Schedule
Intruduction and Recap of previous January Workshop
Recap of two-hour WRRI workshop - Jacob Petersen-Perlman
Work session. Review and revision of project concepts and potential opportunities for integration of partnerships and stakeholders.
Discussion rounds with stakeholder panel members
Group work - integration of lessons learned by stakeholder panel