2019 National Sustainability Summit &

National Extension Energy Summit


Flood Risk & Resilience - Moving the Needle on Research and Outreach

Sarah Alexander, Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University, jaz65@cornell.edu 

Using Film to Create Sustainable Community Connections

Ramona Madhosingh-Hector, Urban Sustainability Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, ramona.m.hector@ufl.edu; T. Ackerman, Sustainability Program Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County


Does Ownership Structure Affect Forest Management? An Analysis of African American Family Forest Landowners

Noah Goyke, Doctoral Candidate, University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, nag61901@uga.edu


Biochemical Processing to Enhance the Value of Agricultural Biomass

Luiza Brabo-Catala, Graduate Research Assistant, Patel College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida, brabocatala@usf.edu


Cluster Thinning Effects on Table Grape Cultivars Grown on Three Trellis Systems Under High Tunnel

Jose Hernandez, Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas, jah024@uark.edu 


Alleviating Pollinator Decline Using Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) in an Intercropping System and the Impact on Crop Yield

P. C. Omaliko, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, pcomaliko@aggies.ncat.edu


Can Pesticide Application be Reduced in Sod-based Rotation?

Lesley Schumacher, Graduate Student, University of Florida, lesleyschumacher@ufl.edu

Sidewalks: From Traditional Concrete to Permeable Pavement: Does Public Opinion Matter?

Megan Dettenmaier, Forestry Extension Educator, Utah State University, megan.dettenmaier@usu.edu

Preliminary Investigations of Situated Sustainability Instruction in High School Agricultural Education

Craig Kohn, Doctoral Student & Research Fellow, Michigan State University, kohncrai@msu.edu

Navigating the Family Heirs’ Property Title Clearing Process (FHP)

Dr. Sandra Thompson, Community Resource Development (Faculty, Specialist, Program Leader), sandra.thompson@famu.edu

Building Sustainability Through an Urban Green Infrastructure Network

Patricia A. Townsend, Regional Extension Specialist, Washington State University, patricia.townsend@wsu.edu

Can Cover Crops Serve as a Bridge for Beneficial Insects in Watermelon Production Systems?

Paige Hickman, Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas, plhickma@email.uark.edu

Leveraging Pest Behavior for Implementation of Sustainable Management Tactics for Plum Curculio in Southeastern Peach Production

Tzu-Chin Liu, University of Georgia, jean2036@uga.edu

Developing Suitable Cover Crop Systems for South Texas: Evaluating Different Late-Summer Cover Crop Species

Spencer L Samuelson, Graduate Student, Texas A&M University, samuelson.spencer@tamu.edu

Alternatives to Summer Fallow in Continuous Wheat Systems

Marie Schirmacher, Graduate Research Assistant, Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, mariets@tamu.edu

A Membrane Biotechnology Platform for Water Recovery

Talon Bullard, M.S. Student University of South Florida, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, james85@mail.usf.edu

Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Water Production at Tampa Bay Water

Trista Brophy, Doctoral Student, School of Natural Resources, University of Florida, brophy.trista@gmail.com

The Carinata Community of Practice - A Platform for Stakeholder Learning and Engagement

Benjamin Christ Ph.D., University of Florida, jbenjamin.christ@ufl.edu; Wendy-Lin Bartels, Research Assistant Scientist, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, wendylin@ufl.edu

The Production of Biogas Using Anaerobic Biodigesters in a Saline Environment

Ashlee Painter, Graduate Student, University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability, apainter1@mail.usf.edu

Play Greener: How UF is Bringing Green Sports Into and Beyond the Classroom

Randy Penn, UF/ IFAS Sarasota County - Waste Reduction Extension Agent, rpenn@ufl.edu

Biomass Residue Fueled Micro-Grid for a Rural Community in Puerto Rico

Jonathan Pruitt, Masters Student in Conservation Ecology, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, pruittpr@umich.edu

Solar Energy Production on Agricultural Land: Risks and Opportunities

Drew Schiavone, Ph.D., Energy Conservation and Technology Specialist University of Maryland Extension, dschiavo@umd.edu

Developing, Adopting, and Executing 100% Renewable Energy Resolutions at the Local Level

Emily Skill Graduate Student Utah State University, Department of Environment and Society, emily.skill@aggiemail.usu.edu

NSS+NEES 2019 was hosted by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) 
and organized by the National Network for Sustainable Living Education (NNSLE), National Extension Energy Initiative (NEEI),
Climate Science Initiative (CSI), and Regional Rural Development Centers (RRDCs) in partnership with USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Hillsborough County, and the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County.