May 14, 2014

Washington, DC—In cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Soil and Water Conservation Society invites the public to attend the 2014 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture at the AAAS headquarters (1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) on June 4 at 4:00 pm (registration will open at 3:30 pm) featuring The Honorable Daniel Glickman, Former US Secretary of Agriculture. His talk, “A Food and Agricultural Research Agenda to Deal with the Asteroids of the Future,” will address the role that food, agriculture, and natural resources play in providing for a secure food supply and a sustainable economy. Following the Lecture, there will be a panel discussion with Secretary Glickman; Dr. Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, USDA; and other selected discussants.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by AAAS, the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation, and the World Food Prize Foundation. The annual Riley Memorial Lecture serves as an opportunity to highlight the important role of research and innovation in agriculture.

To view the program and to RSVP, go to For more information, please contact Anne Moraske at


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