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Bringing science into the conversation

There’s a lot of noise about the environment, food, families, agriculture, health, and finances on social media these days…and in the University of Illinois College of ACES, we have scientists available to discuss these topics that are on your mind and in the news. Join us for our regularly scheduled live Twitter chats using #askACES. During these one-hour chats, our ACES scientists will be online to answer your questions. We’ll follow this chat up with a taped podcast that you can go back and reference at any time. Our goal is simple – to connect you to the science and help answer your questions.

Next Episode | October 16th

Reducing food waste and food loss

World Food Day celebrates the researchers, producers, and humanitarians who dedicate their careers to solving one of the most pressing issues facing our world: feeding 9 billion people by 2050. The College of ACES imagines a world with abundant food, healthy options, empowered communities, and financial security – all keys to tackling the challenges of world hunger. ACES experts Prasanta Kalita, associate dean for academic programs, and Matthew Stasiewicz, assistant professor of applied food safety, will join us for an #askACES Twitter Chat on October 16, noon-1 p.m. CT, to talk about what ACES is doing to reduce food waste and food loss– and what you can do – to meet the global food challenge. Use #askACES to ask your questions and engage in the conversation!

Latest Episode

Figuring out the Farm Bill


Believe it or not, the Farm Bill impacts many areas of our lives, regardless of our connection to the farm. With sections including commodity programs, disaster assistance, conservation programs, and nutrition programs, the Farm Bill’s reach extends to many unexpected spaces. With scheduled 2018 expiration, the debate is heating up. ACES experts from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program, Jonathan Coppess, clinical assistant professor, and Gary Schnitkey, professor, share what you need to know about how the Farm Bill impacts your life.

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