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UNL Assistant Prof on Field to Market Science Council
Nebraska Ag Connection - 07/08/2016

Field to Market has announced the launch of its Science Advisory Council, a group of 12 leading experts from the scientific community who will lend their knowledge and expertise to guide Field to Market's staff and diverse membership. Patricio Grassini, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln and fellow of the Water for Food Institute, will serve on the Council.

Field to Market is a multi-stakeholder initiative working to foster improvements in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being across the agricultural supply chain. Field to Market comprises more than 100 members representing all facets of the U.S agricultural supply chain. Nebraska Extension joined Field to Market in April of 2015.

The council will help Field to Market develop a sustainability standard for U.S. commodity crop production that helps catalyze continuous improvement in environmental outcomes. Grassini's role will be to provide expertise and advice on developing metrics to benchmark input-use efficiency and environmental footprint.

"This Council will strengthen Field to Market's science-based approach by providing expert guidance on complex sustainability issues of importance to the entire food and agricultural supply chain," said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market.

In addition to sharing his insight, Grassini looks forward to gaining inspiration and practical feedback on the work he is conducting at UNL through serving on the Council.

"Serving on this Council will give me another opportunity to have my boots on the ground and really see the impacts of my past and current research activities and identify key areas that require more attention," said Grassini.

UNL is one of four universities with representation on the Council. Michigan State University, University of Arkansas and University of California--Davis are the others included.

For more information on Field to Market, visit https://www.fieldtomarket.org/.

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