Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Community Futures: The Small Town in the Bioeconomy

Community Futures: The Small Town in the Bioeconomy
April 10, 2007 | Iowa State University, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa

A one-day conference that explored the impact and implications of the emerging bioeconomy for Iowa's small communities, with a keynote address by Governor Chet Culver. It also featured presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions with economists, sociologists, designers, extension staff and local officials.

Schedule
9:00 AM,
Welcome
Mark Engelbrecht, Dean, College of Design, Iowa State University
9:10 AM
Opening Remarks
Gregory Geoffroy, President, Iowa State University
9:30 AM
Keynote Address | Leading a 21st Century Iowa Expedition
Chet Culver, Governor, State of Iowa
10:00 AM
Facets of the Bioeconomy Affecting the Small Towns in Iowa
Bruce Babcock, Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
10:30 AM
The Bioeconomy: Visual Aspects, Quality of Life, and the Rural Landscape
Paul Anderson, Professor, Landscape Architecture and Agronomy, Iowa State University; Julia Badenhope, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University; Christopher J. Seeger, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University
11:45 AM LUNCH
12:45 AM
Panel: The Opportunities and Issues of Small-town Life in the Bioeconomy
Jack Payne, Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University, Moderator; John Allen, Director, Western Rural Development Center, Utah State University; Robert Gramling, Director, Center for Socioeconomic Research, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Tom Johnson, Frank Miller Professor of Agricultural Economics and Director, Community Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri
2:00 PM Breakout Sessions(
Each will have a facilitator, design professional and expert on the individual topic
*Aesthetics and the Landscape
*Economic Development
*The Environment
*Local Government (Taxes and Finance)
*Planning and Land Use
*Transportation and Infrastructure
3:45 pm General Sessions and Report
4:30 pm Adjourn
[http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bioeconomy/communityfutures/Schedule.html]

Speaker Bios
[http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bioeconomy/communityfutures/Speakers.html]

General Sessions Audio/Visual
Conference Welcome and Keynote
***ISU College of Design Dean Mark Engelbrecht
***ISU President Gregory L. Geoffroy,
***The Honorable Chet Culver, Governor of Iowa
[http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p96713206/]

Facets of the Bioeconomy Affecting the Small Towns in Iowa
***Bruce Babcock, Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
[http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p98733408/]

The Bioeconomy: Visual Aspects, Quality of Life, and the Rural Landscape
***Julia Badenhope, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University
***Christopher J. Seeger, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University
***Paul Anderson, Professor, Landscape Architecture and Agronomy, Iowa State University
[http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p36246159/]

The Opportunities and Issues of Small-town Life in the Bioeconomy
***Jack Payne, Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University
Moderator
***John Allen, Director, Western Rural Development Center, Utah State University
***Robert Gramling, Director, Center for Socioeconomic Research, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
***Tom Johnson, Frank Miller Professor of Agricultural Economics and Director, Community Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri
[http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p49047439/]

Sponsored by Town/Craft: Iowa State University College of Design / Hometown Perry, Iowa / Iowa State University Extension

Source [http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bioeconomy/communityfutures/]

2 comments:

Mark C Reid said...

This is brilliant Gerry.

Any chance (if you're attending of doing a followup of highlights etc? Or personal points that were worth taking away?).

Your feed has become a firm favourite of mine!

Best wishes,

Mark
Green Chemistry Technical Blog

Mark C Reid said...

Incidentally, what are your thoughts on "Platform molecules" - as feedstocks for other chemical products....

Produced as by-products of the bioeconomy?

The DOE has an interesting paper on their percieved to 10 molecules from biomass.

Email me and we could share some info if you wish?

Mark