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Welcome to the web home for Field, Lab, Earth, the podcast from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The podcast all about past and present advances in agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences, our show features timely interviews with our authors about research in these fields.

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Sep 4, 2020

“Research and Funding in the Time of COVID‐19” with Dr. Gary Pierzynski.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption worldwide, with research projects, schools, grocery stores, and more all impacted. Dr. Gary Pierzynski, the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, has seen much of this disruption in his day to day work and the research conducted across the college. This episode, we discuss the current and predicted impacts of COVID-19 in agriculture, agricultural research, food supply chains, and more.

Listen to learn:

  • What are the four pieces of the food supply chain?
  • What present impacts are we seeing from COVID-19 on agriculture and agricultural research?
  • How will agriculture and agricultural research change moving forward from the pandemic?
  • How can we build resiliency into our food supply chains, agriculture, and research?

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It will be freely available from 4 September to 18 September, 2020.

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