Shane C. Burgess, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, presented this lecture on January 24, 2012.
We will need 70% more food by 2050. We have to meet this goal while at the same time increasing our protection of the environment. The Maricopa Agricultural Center is building this future by conducting precision agriculture research on a scale never seen before. As part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, this center is strategically placed to not only grow more with less in the deserts of Arizona, but lead the way forward for all drought- and heat wave-threatened regions around the world.
Dr. Shane C. Burgess is dean of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This message was recorded for incoming freshmen at the UA Clicks orientation event on August 21, 2015.