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May/June2014 Vol. 21 No. 3 Magazine Staff: Donna Hull, Publisher,; Sue Mitrovich, Managing Editor,; Glenn Laing, Technical Editor,; Melissa Miller, Professional Opportunities and Production Editor,; Sandy Rutter, Professional Listings,; Darrin Drollinger, ASABE Executive Director, Editorial Board: Chair Tony Grift, University of Illinois; Past Chair Brian Steward, Iowa State University; Thomas Brumm, Iowa State University; Victor Duraj, University of California, Davis; Israel Sunday Dunmade, Mount Royal University of Calgary; Rafael Garcia, USDA-ARS; Christopher Henry, University of Arkansas; Shane Williams, Kuhn North America; Chad Yagow, John Deere Harvester Works; Jeong Yeol Yoon, University of Arizona. Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World (ISSN 1076-3333) (USPS 009-560) is published six times per year— January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December—by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Resource, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA. Periodical postage is paid at St. Joseph, MI, USA, and additional post offices. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Contact ASABE order department, 269-932-7004. COPYRIGHT 2014 by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Permission to reprint articles available on request. Reprints can be ordered in large quantities for a fee. Contact Donna Hull, 269-932-7026. Statements in this publication represent individual opinions. Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World and ASABE assume no responsibility for statements and opinions expressed by contributors. Views advanced in the editorials are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position of ASABE. engineering and technology for a sustainable world May/June 2014 FEATURES 4 There and Back Again: A Professor’s Continuing Journey John Lumkes, P.E. The Giving Back Fund’s first recipient highlights African adventures, opportunities for the profession and students, and the wisdom of J.R.R.Tolkien. 9 Highlights from the Global Forum for Innovations 4 in Agriculture Joel Cuello Four noteworthy innovations in agriculture and food security (out of the 150 displayed) in Abu Dhabi at the GFIA. 12 STRIPS: Science-Based Trials of Row Crops Integrated with Prairie Strips Matt Helmers Research proves that strategically placed prairie strips offer many benefits. 14 The Path Toward Sustainable Agriculture 12 Marty Matlock, P.E. In the second of this series, the future challenges for engineers abound. 17 A Brief History of Growing Plants in Space Robert Morrow From the past, we know that ag and bio engineers are crucial to meeting the needs of future space missions. 20 The Nutrient Tracking Tool: A Historical Perspective and a Look to the Future 17 Harbans Lal This web-based simulation program has a long history, and more improvements are coming. UPDATE 24 25 26 27 28 Robotic weeding leads to big labor savings New technique makes “biogasoline” from plant waste Environmentally friendly, energy-driven battery runs on sugar Technique allows more trequent and detailed water quality monitoring ASABE member receives $1 million to develop milk cooler ON THE COVER Photos by John Lumkes. 26 DEPARTMENTS 2 29 30 31 From the President/Events Calendar Professional Opportunities Professional Listings Last Word: ASABE Reconfiguration Technical Communities Are the New Divisions Travis Tsunemori American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2950 Niles Road St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA 269.429.0300, fax 269.429.3852,

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