Christie Vilsack was the keynote speaker at the 2016 GFSC & Leroy & Barbara Everson Symposium luncheon.
2016 GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CONSORTIUM &
LEROY & BARBARA EVERSON SYMPOSIUM DRAWS RECORD ATTENDANCE
Approximately 260 experts from around the world attended the Global Food Security Consortium and the Leroy & Barbara Everson Seed & Biosafety Symposium April 13 & 14 at the Schemen Building in Ames. The symposium, titled "Real Sustainability," focused on the key elements necessary for agricultural sustainability.
The symposium offered three sessions that explored the topics of "Developing Research Platforms for Sustainable Food Systems," "Educating the Workforce for a Dynamic Industry," and "Building Capacity through Public-Private Partnerships."
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William Dar, Former Director General, ICRISAT, President, Inanglupa Movement, Inc.
Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education, USAID
Roger Thurow, Author, and Senior Fellow, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Adegbola Adesogan, Director, Feed the Future Livestock Systems Innovation Lab, University of Florida
Vara Prasad, Director, Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, Kansas State University
Cory Forbes, Coordinator, Science Literacy Initiative, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Todd Hall, Executive Team, Cargill, Inc.
Moses Osiru, Deputy Executive Secretary, RUFORUM
Michelle Benjamin Calhoun, Acting Assistant Deputy Administrator, USDAFAS
Jeff Dykstra, Co-founder and CEO, Partners in Food Solutions
Patricia Sheikh, Director of Agribusiness, Corporate Council on Africa
Deb Hamernik, Associate Dean, Associate Director, and Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
ISU SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ZAMORANO PAN-AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
ISU Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert and President of the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School Jeffrey Lansdale sign an agreement to collaborate on future international development projects. The activities were identified in a concept note prepared earlier by the Seed Science Center and Zamorano University.
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NINE ISU SCHOLARS HONORED AT 2016
IOWA SEED ASSOCIATION & AGRIBUSINESS SHOWCASE & CONFERENCE
Nine Iowa State students were awarded $1,000 scholarships at the Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Recognition Luncheon held during the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference in Des Moines on February 10, 2016.
Haleigh Summers, was named the Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar at the event. She received $500 in addition to a $1,000 ISA scholarship. Catherine Leafstedt was awarded the $1,000 American Seed Trade Association scholarship, and Kathryn Hoemann was awarded the first $1,000 Bill Latham Scholarship.
Pictured above from left are:
ISU Associate Professor Susana Goggi, Rebekah Arnold, Kelsey Baumhover, Anthony Moellers, Jamie Pokorny, Sarah Striegel, Lucas Roberts, Haleigh Summers, Catherine Leafstedt, Kathryn Hoemann, and ISU Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra.
NEW REFERENCE MANUAL AVAILABLE IN THE ISU EXTENSION ONLINE STORE:
"QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR SEED ENTERPRISES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES—A REFERENCE MANUAL"
by Joseph Cortes, PhD. and Adelaida Harries.
Former Seed Science Center Global Program Leader Joe Cortes and Co-leader Adelaida Harries have developed a reference manual for seed entrepreneurs from developing countries. The 154-page manual titled “Quality Management for Seed Enterprises in Developing Countries” was designed to aid seed entrepreneurs from developing countries obtain the skills necessary to develop a strong seed industry based on high-quality varieties. The manual introduces process management concepts in a comprehensive step-by-step format that is easy to follow and implement.
To purchase a hard copy, visit http://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Quality-Management-for-Seed-Enterprises-in-Developing-Countries
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