YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - In today's Home Grown report, Yuma's Brierley was just appointed chairman of a University of Arizona agriculture commission.
It's part of the presidential advisory commission on the future of ag and food production in a drying climate.
The commission was chartered by the president of the University of Arizona, Bobby Robbins.
It's designed to bring research-based solutions that allow continued production of food in order to maintain not just our national food security but the economic vitality of our rural communities.
As chair, Brierley will keep the focus on maximizing ag productivity with less water.
Brierley says he hopes to bring the university's hundreds of expert researchers and world-renowned programs to take on this challenge.
Arizona is the legitimate place to solve these problems, as we are on the front lines of the drying climate.
He says the solutions we come up with will benefit not just Arizona, but all of the increasingly arid lands around the world where food must be produced.