Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is no stranger to working with some of the most talented musicians in the world. He was mentored by the iconic Wynton Marsalis, arranged the entire 11-piece horn section for Tedeschi Trucks Bands’ 2011 album Revelator (which won a Grammy for Best Blues Album in 2012), and has played alongside incredible stars such as Santigold, Wyclef Jean, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild, and more. They call him “Mobetta” for a reason; from a musical standpoint, it doesn’t get much better than Mo Brown.Currently working on his own solo material, The Mood due out March 2017, Brown has released his latest single “Destination Hope,” featuring singer Chris Turner and spoken word poet J. IVY. It’s a jazzy, soul-infused number with straight hip-hop beats that will keep your head swaying even after the track ends.Brown tells us about the track: “Destination Hope represents a place of encouragement & inclusion in place of resentment & division, a place where there is no racism or discrimination. A place where people have respect for one another, their communities and the environment. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negativity & that leads to hopelessness. In these trying times, I sought to create a mood that would uplift people and give them a sense of hope. The destination is in the journey to get there; to actively & compassionately stand up for something better for ourselves & future generations is to cultivate hope.”Take a listen below:
Michael Boehlje of Purdue University on the drivers and consequences of structural change in agriculture. Marc Johnson, dean of agriculture at Kansas State University, on agriculture’s stake in emerging technologies. Noel Estensen, CEO of Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives, on the challenges facing cooperatives in a changing farm economy. Tom Zinnen of the University of Wisconsin on educating consumers on biotechnology. Bob Stallman, president of American Farm Bureau, on needed policy changes. Luther Tweeten of Ohio State University, on maximizing agriculture’s ability to benefit from new technologies. And a field hearing by the U.S. Senate Agricultural Committee, chaired by Georgia Sen. Paul Coverdell. The second annual National Symposium on the Future of American Agriculture will bringtogether the leading U.S. experts to identify the farm challenges facing the nation.The gathering will feature farm policy makers, authorities from agricultural collegesand leaders of national commodity, environmental and consumer groups. It’s scheduled forAug. 10-11 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Ga.The 1999 program drew 300 people to Georgia to wrangle over the farm crisis, lookingfor a starting point for solutions.Their discussions and proceedings went to the U.S. Senate agricultural committee as itdeliberated farm and food legislation. Agriculture Policy RevisionsThis year’s theme is “Structural Change and Technology: the PolicyImplications.” The discussions will focus on the ways agriculture is changing and onthe alternative policy revisions needed to address them.Among the highlights: The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Farm Foundation willsponsor the event.How to RegisterThe symposium fee is $130 before July 14. It’s $150 after that. You may register on theWeb at www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/index.html.If you have questions, call 1-800-884-1381 or (706) 542-2134. For reservations at theGeorgia Center, call 1-800-774-2760 or (706) 542-6364.
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