Texas Tech has long been a leader in the study and techniques for living and producing in arid and semi-arid climates. Recognizing this, the government of Oman has teamed up with TTU to organize a one-day conference on Agriculture in Arid Areas. The conference, featuring speakers from Oman and TTU, is sponsored by the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, and public talks will be held at the International Cultural Center (601 Indiana Ave., Lubbock, TX) on Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Organized around themes of water and water management use in agriculture and urban areas, agriculture production in arid and semi-arid lands, and current technology in arid lands agriculture, talks will feature experts from Oman and TTU and will be introduced by Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Vice Provost for International Affairs at TTU; Ambassador Hunaina Al-Mughairy, the Omani Ambassador to the US and the first Arab woman to serve in the US; and Dr. M. Duane Nellis, President of Texas Tech University.
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