Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation CHAI Seniors Program invites you to


Preparing Agriculture for Global Climate Change


presented by Lisa Ainsworth



Global climate change will alter the future crop production environment. Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, average temperature, and tropospheric ozone concentration will be higher, droughts will be more frequent and severe, more intense precipitation events will lead to increased flooding, and climatic extremes will be more likely to occur. The Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment (SoyFACE) facility is an open-air field “laboratory” for investigating the effects of atmospheric and climate change on crops, including soybean and maize. For two decades, experiments have examined the productivity, physiology and genetics of crop responses to atmospheric and climatic change in the field under replicated, fully open-air conditions. This presentation will describe our research to prepare agriculture for the challenges imposed by global climate change.


Dr. Ainsworth is the research leader of the USDA ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, and a Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ainsworth received a BS in Biology from UCLA and a PhD in Crop Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was the 2019 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:30 am at Sinai Temple, 3104 West Windsor Road, Champaign. 
Lunch will be served. Cost of this is event is $5.00. Presentation starts at 12:30 pm. 


Please RSVP by Thursday, November 12, 2019. Contact CUJF office by calling at (217) 367-9872 
or emailing Transportation is available upon request. 


Sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation, Sinai Temple, Goldberg-Gordon-Yairi Fund for Seniors, and Libby and Harry Miller Memorial Fund of the CU Jewish Endowment Foundation