Virtual conference to explore new 'bioeconomy'

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2009 10:48 AM

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and North Dakota State University will be among the presenters at a 13-state conference that will explore agricultural solutions to climate and energy issues.

The conference, "Growing the Bioeconomy: Solutions for Sustainability," will be offered through distance-learning technology, with keynote sessions originating at different sites.

Nebraskans can go to Mahoney State Park near Ashland to watch the UNL-hosted session and those broadcast from other sites. North Dakotans can participate from the NDSU campus.

South Dakota State University is a conference co-host.

UNL extension educator John Hay says the conference will offer a one-day primer in what's at stake.