Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Dr. Joe Guenthner of the University of Idaho will discuss how biotech foods fit into global markets.

UI Expert to Speak on Biotech Crops                      
Ponderay – Bonner County Farm Bureau is hosting a seminar on Biotech Crops for Farmers and Consumers at 7 p.m. on March 27th at the Holiday Inn Express in Ponderay.

Dr. Joe Guenthner, professor emeritus of the University of Idaho’s College of Agriculture, will speak and field questions on how biotech foods fit into a global market, how biotech products are brought to market, and whether biotech foods should be labeled.

Guenthner was raised on a family potato farm in Wisconsin.  After earning a BS degree in agriculture at the University of Wisconsin, Joe grew potatoes with his brothers during the 1970s.  

He continued his education with degrees in agricultural economics -- an MS at Montana State University and a PhD at Washington State University.  He was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge in England.

As a University of Idaho professor Guenthner has taught courses in price analysis, ag policy and marketing. His research and extension efforts focused on potato industry economics. 

The Holiday Inn Express is located at 477326 Highway 95 N 

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