Mary Leigh Wolfe 2015-10-29 01:37:59
Be a Partner! "Global Partnerships for Global Solutions” is the theme of ASABE’s vision to be among the leaders that provide engineering and technological solutions for a sustainable world with abundant food, water, and energy, and a healthy environment. Agricultural and biological engineers (ABEs) are critical players in addressing the grand challenges that the world is facing with respect to food, energy, and water systems, but we cannot meet these challenges alone. We must form partnerships that can address the complex dimensions of the challenges. Because of their importance in achieving our vision, I have identified Partnerships as a special focus of ASABE for 2015-2016. One of my specific goals for my presidential year is to increase ASABE’s ties with the bio-based products industry, making that industry a partner in pursuing our mutual interests. Many ABEs, including a significant number of recent graduates, are working in the bio-based products industry. While ASABE has a good relationship with some sectors of that industry, the leadership of many bio-based product companies is not engaged with, or even familiar with, ASABE. With your help, we can build Partnerships with the bio-based products industry. A second goal under the Partnerships theme is advancing our Global Initiative. As part of that effort, ASABE will host the “Engineering and Technology Innovation for Global Food Security” conference in South Africa in 2016. To make this first-ever conference a success, we must engage a wide range of partners, and those partnerships must continue beyond the conference to address the challenges of feeding the growing world population. For ASABE to be effective in these wide-ranging partnerships, many members must be involved. Many of you are already active in ASABE partnerships. I encourage each of you to be a partner. Be an active member of a committee or community related to your interests or expertise. Serve on a team that develops or continues a partnership between ASABE and other organizations. To learn more about our existing partnerships, to volunteer for a new partnership team, or to suggest new partners, get involved at www.asabe.org/get-involved. I am honored and excited to serve as your President for 2015-2016. Let’s work together to strengthen our existing partnerships, build new partnerships, and make this another great year for ASABE! As always, I look forward to hearing from you,
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