Ag air quality specialist to speak in Auburn’s York Distinguished Lecturer Series March 17

Published: March 02, 2020
Updated: March 13, 2020
POSTPONED: The E.T. York Lecture with Frank Mitloehner has been canceled as part of the university’s precautionary measures amid the COVID-19 outbreak. A rescheduled date for the York Lecture will be announced.
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Auburn University’s College of Agriculture will host Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality specialist for the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, as speaker for its E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series on March 17. The York Lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Mell Classroom Building, room 2510, on Auburn University’s campus.

He will speak on the topic “The 2050 Challenge: Feeding the Planet Without Devouring It.”

Mitloehner specializes in agricultural air quality, livestock housing and husbandry. He conducts research on the understanding and mitigating of air emissions from livestock operations, as well as the implications of these emissions for the health and safety of farm workers and neighboring communities.

He received master’s degrees in animal science and agricultural engineering from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and a doctorate in animal science from Texas Tech University.

The E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series features internationally known speakers who address issues related to agriculture, food, the environment and natural resources. The series was established in Auburn’s College of Agriculture in 1981 through a gift from Auburn alumni E.T. and Vam Cardell York. The spring 2020 lecture is a joint lecture with the Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series in Science and Humanities.

E.T. York served as director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System from 1959 to 1962 before heading the Federal Extension Service in Washington, D.C. He later served as provost and vice president for agriculture at the University of Florida and then as chancellor of the State University System of Florida.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.