Energy and Its Relationship to Agriculture and Food Production

Eldon Boes

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 at 7:00 pm – Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

Eldon Boes has over thirty years of experience working on energy issues with an emphasis on renewable energy technology research and development. He is currently working with the Senate Committee on Agriculture, led by Senator Tom Harkin, on the energy title of the 2008 farm bill. Boes began his career at Sandia National Laboratories, where he worked in solar technology for sixteen years. He later directed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Energy Analysis Program, which focused on the economic, environmental, and energy security impacts of present and future energy technologies in different market and policy contexts. He has also served as a congressional fellow. Boes received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University. He taught mathematics for six years at New Mexico State University before joining Sandia. The discussion will be moderated by Pat Boddy, executive director of Polk County Conservation. Part of the Engineering Thematic Year on Energy and Sustainability.

Cosponsored By:
  • Engineering, Policy & Leadership Institute
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)