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Q&A with Jeffrey Sachs on July 10 at Soils Congress

Noted Columbia University economist and author of "The End of Poverty," Jeffrey Sachs, will provide the Plenary Address from 9:15-10:00 a.m. in Grand Ballroom AB at the World Congress of Soil Science on Monday July 10. He will host a Q&A session at 11:30 a.m. in Room 110A with the media and invited guests. Approximately 25 soil scientists and dignitaries have been invited to participate, including the 2006 World Food Prize Laureate Colin McClung.

WHO:
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. In addition, 25 soil scientists and dignitaries have been invited to participate, including the 2006 World Food Prize Laureate Colin McClung

WHAT:
Q&A Session of his address on "Soil Science and the Challenge of Sustainable Development" at the World Congress of Soil Science

WHEN:
Monday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Room 110A, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia

Members of the media are invited to attend the Plenary Address and the Q&A Session. Media should register and obtain a badge from the Press Room, Room 302 of the Convention Center prior to the Plenary Address at 9:15 a.m. or prior to the Q&A at 11:30 a.m. Note the Press Room opens at 7 a.m.

The 18th World Congress of Soil Science is held from July 9-15 in Philadelphia and features presentations by soil scientists from around the world on such topics as climate change, soils and health, urban planning, crop production, hazardous waste, and more.

It is a unique international event held in a different city every four years (last held in the U.S. in 1960). This Congress is being organized by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), and the U.S. National Committee for Soil Science. For more information, go to: '"/>

Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@soils.org
608-268-4948
American Society of Agronomy
6-Jul-2006


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