Mar 19

Improving Modern Agriculture From Below

Chicago, Illinois

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America-Israel Economic Forum
Root of the Matter: Improving Modern Agriculture from Below
Prof. Shimon Rachmilevitch
Director of the French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Monday, March 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
333 West Wacker Drive
Lobby Conference Room
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Event Host
Theodore L. Banks, Partner, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

This event includes networking, discussion and breakfast.


For more information, contact or 847-983-3930.

Prof. Shimon Rachmilevitch is the director of BGU’s French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, and has been member of the University’s faculty since 2007. Prof. Rachmilevitch’s research is focused on whole plant ecophysiology and the acclimation to stress of dryland vegetation and agriculture. In his lab, his team studies the unique tolerance mechanisms of both shoots and roots that enable plants to prosper in drylands both in natural and in agricultural ecosystems.

Prof. Rachmilevitch is currently the chair of the Israeli Society of Plant Science. He is also the director of the Root of the Matter, a new interdisciplinary center that includes 25 labs and over 12 companies in Israel, which was created to advance modern agriculture through the root zone toward the second green revolution. He earned his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has conducted research at UC Davis, Rutgers and Harvard.