Professor to speak at Extension meeting

Dr. Peter Goldsbrough, professor with the Purdue University Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, will share his insights on genetically modified organisms during his talk, “Genetically Modified Crops — Marvel or Malady?,” at the Purdue Extension-Dubois County annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the program will take place in the Lecture Hall of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing Building on Vincennes University Jasper Campus, 850 College Ave. Community leaders, local groups and county residents will benefit from his message on changes to the food and crops.

A nationally recognized expert in how plants respond and adapt to environmental stresses including herbicides and heavy metals, Dr. Goldsbrough was born and raised in Scotland. After completing his Bachelor of Science and doctorate degrees in the United Kingdom he joined the Purdue faculty in 1984, first in the Department of Horticulture and for the last 12 years in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. His background in genetics and molecular biology led to an interest in the use of biotechnology in agriculture, and he has taught an undergraduate class on this topic for more than 20 years.

Register for this event on-line at by Friday, Nov. 15. A $5 lunch will be provided to pre-registered guests, payable at the door.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or

Sponsors of the event are German American, Freedom Bank, Old National Bank, Springs Valley Bank & Trust and Farm Credit Mid-America.


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