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Monday, May 10, 2021
Cotton Incorporated Hosting Pathways to Progress Webinar
Over the last 35 years, U.S. cotton producers, researchers, and industry organizations have been committed to implementing innovative farm-level technologies, management systems, and conservation practices. These improvements have led to increases in cotton fiber yield while bettering our natural resources. Now, the U.S. cotton industry is preparing for the future by setting goals on the path towards sustainable farming. To learn more, join Cotton Incorporated on Tuesday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Cotton Incorporated’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr. Jesse Daystar and Vice President of Agriculture and Environmental Research, Dr. Kater Hake will discuss the goal-setting process by the U.S. cotton industry as well as the path producers, researchers, and stakeholders are on to achieve these goals.

This webinar will also focus on the sustainability goal to increase land-use efficiency and how this goal is heavily connected to the other five sustainability goals:
· Increase soil carbon
· Decrease greenhouse gas emissions
· Decrease soil loss per acre
· Decrease water use
· Decrease energy use

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At the 2021 Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association annual meeting on May 4th, we recorded the lunch time conversation between OGFA CEO and President Jeff Hickman and Oklahoma State University President Designate Dr. Kayse Shrum, who will officially become the 19th President of OSU on July first. Learn more about who Dr. Shrum is- personally and professionally- and what her early priorities will be when she takes the reins as President on July first.

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