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    Posted 04-22-2022 17:02
    Just passing this along...


    Please save the date for the May 19th National Agricultural Library (USDA) webinar titled:  Zea mays: An Introduction to the History and Culture of Corn and Maize. This is the first webinar in a 3-part series hosted by the National Agricultural Library. Please view the information and links below for more information .

    Thank you,

    Matt Pearson, National Agricultural Library


    Join us for an introduction to the history and culture of corn and maize.



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    Zea mays | Maize | Corn: Its Science, Culture, and Cuisine Webinar Series

    Zea mays: An Introduction to the History and Culture of Corn and Maize

    Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT


    Join here

    These events will be live-streamed and captioned. If you need an accommodation to attend, please contact us by phone [301-504-5755] or email five business days in advance.

    About the Event

    This is the first webinar in a 3-part series hosted by the National Agricultural Library. Explore the history of maize domestication, its origin, spread, diversification, and culture. Learn about current research efforts to address the challenges of climate change on maize and corn production.

    Gather insights from a seed preservationist who will share her Indigenous knowledge and describe the rematriation of seed sovereignty. Identify ways that Indigenous and Western knowledge systems can partner and benefit from each other.

    4 images of corn- in a field, diagram, on a plate, and as a statue




    Portrait of Jim Holland

    Jim Holland, Ph.D. 

    Dr. Jim Holland is a Research Geneticist (Plants) with the USDA Agricultural Research Service and a Professor at North Carolina State University in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

    Portrait of Dolores Piperno

    Dolores Piperno, Ph.D. 

    Dr. Dolores Piperno is a Senior Scientist and Curator of South American Archeology Emerita, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

    Portrait of Electa Hare-RedCorn

    Electa Hare-RedCorn, MSW

    Electa Hare-RedCorn works for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, where she oversees Internship Programs in Natural Resources, supports Graduate Students in Food and Agriculture, and provides technical support for Native agriculture producers.



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