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News Release

September 15, 2000

U of G profs present lecture series at IPM

University of Guelph professors will be educating the public on a range of agriculture-related topics during a lecture series at the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show being held in Elora Sept. 19-23.

U of G professors will speak from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 2:30 p.m. daily Sept. 19 to 22. The lectures will be held in the University's exhibitor tent. Topics and presenters include:

September 19:

12:30 p.m. -- "Eat and Drink Safe: Managing E-coli on the Farm," Prof. Doug Powell, Department of Plant Agriculture.

2 p.m. "Smelly Pigs," Prof. Jim Squires, Department of Animal and Poultry Science.

September 20:

12:30 p.m. "Farming and Groundwater," Prof. Gary Parkin, Department of Land Resource Science.

2 p.m. "Cropping Systems for Novel Products," Prof. Clarence Swanton, Department of Plant Agriculture.

September 21:

12:30 p.m. "Wacky Weather," Prof. Terry Gillespie, Department of Land Resource Science.

2 p.m. "Food Safety: A problem that Won't Go Away," Prof. Mansel Griffiths, Department of Food Science.

September 22:

12:30 p.m. "Consumer Acceptance of Genetically-Modified Food," Prof. Doug Powell, Department of Plant Agriculture.

2 p.m. "Fishing for Farming Ideas," Prof. Rick Moccia, Department of Animal and Poultry Science.

The International Plowing Match is Canada's largest outdoor farm machinery and agriculture show and the premier showcase for competition plowing. Consumer education is also a large component of the event, including educational programs for children and opportunities for urban visitors.


For more information, contact Mary Lou Garr at (905) 945-4165 or Sue Bennett at (519) 824-4120 ext. 6832.


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