Lecture series to feature air quality expert
The Ag Week Lecture Series is proud to present Frank Mitloehner as the featured guest speaker on March 30, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Oscar Larson Performaing Arts Center on the South Dakota State University Campus at 1601 University Boulevard in Brookings.
Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist at the University of California, Davis. He travels to South Dakota to take guests into a deeper look at the claims against agriculture, livestock emissions, greenhouse gases and the truth behind climate change.
“Dr. Mitloehner’s research and message is timely and important. Producers and industry supporters will gain a wealth of knowledge from this talk that will enable them to join the fight against misinformation in the livestock industry,” said Ryan Eichler, president of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation.
The Ag Week Lecture Series is brought to the public in a partnership between the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation and the following on-campus organizations: SDSU Block and Bridle Club, SDSU Swine Club, SDSU Dairy Club and SDSU CAFES Prexy Council.
There is no cost to attend and the event is projected to draw nearly 1,000 attendees.
Frank Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. He received his masters of science degree in animal science and agricultural engineering from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and his Ph.D. degree in animal science from Texas Technical University. Mitloehner is an expert for agricultural air quality, livestock housing and husbandry. Overall, he conducts research that is directly relevant to understanding and mitigating of air emissions from livestock operations, as well as the implications of these emissions for the health and safety of farm workers and neighboring communities.
Since he joined the UC Davis faculty in 2002, he published 125 peer reviewed publications and obtained $15 million in extramural funds. Mitloehner has presented over 800 invited talks in front of national and international audiences. He has served as chairman of a global United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization partnership project to benchmark the environmental footprint of livestock production. He served as workgroup member on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and as member of the National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine committee on “A Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System.”