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September 23, 2016
Water Quality and Farming: Achieving the IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy goals
Why is nutrient loss a concern and who should care?
What impact do nutrients have on the environment?
What are factories and urban areas doing to help with the nutrient loss issue?
What’s the most effective practice for nutrient loss?
What role do Federal policies play in reducing nutrient loss?

Join us on Tuesday, September 27 from 8 to 9 a.m. for a discussion on the impacts farming has on water quality and the efforts to reduce this impact by reducing nutrient losses from fields. Farmers, researchers, and industry are working together to increase the understanding and usage of important practices to keep nutrients in the fields and out of our waters. Water quality and policy experts Laura Christianson, Jonathan Coppess, and Paul Davidson will answer your questions in this hour-long chat.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered the keynote address at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. In her remarks, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the critical role manufacturing plays in our country’s economic resurgence and how our people, business climate, and ingenuity are the key to this industry’s long-term growth. Secretary Pritzker encouraged IMTS attendees to participate in this year’s Manufacturing Day, a Department of Commerce initiative which inspires our country’s youth to explore exciting careers in manufacturing. Manufacturing Day events will be held at over 3,000 locations across the country on October 7, 2016.

A new study looked at basic vocabulary words from around two-thirds of all the languages in the world and considered, more thoroughly than anyone had before, a basic question about language: Do words that mean the same thing sound the same? This group of researchers, whose specialties span cognitive science, linguistics, mathematics, and computer science, found that many basic words are associated with specific sounds, across human language. Some examples: words for "nose" often include n or oo; words for "small: often include i; words for "red" often include r; and words for "tongue" often include l or u. The group arrived at this conclusion after analyzing word lists of 100 basic vocabulary words, including pronouns, body words, motion words, and words for natural phenomena. Their results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
September 27 - Ask ACES Discussion - 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
September 29-October 1 - 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference
October 7 - Manufacturing Day
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