Minister of Agriculture from Haryana, India, Visits Seed Science Center

Haryana Delegation VisitFrom left: Additional Chief Secretary to Govmt. Varinder Singh Kundu, Dean Wendy Wintersteen, Minister of Agriculture Om Prakash Dhankar, and Center Director Manjit Misra are pictured at the Seed Science Center August 9.

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Endowed Dean Wendy Wintersteen and Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra welcomed Om Prakash Dhankar, Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Fisheries, Irrigation, and Development and a delegation from Haryana, India, to the Seed Science Center on August 9th.

Dhankar and his delegation toured the center, after which they discussed Iowa agriculture and possibilities for future collaborations.

Prior to arriving in Ames, Dhankar met with Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey at the Capitol, where the two signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

The purpose of the group’s visit was to learn more about Iowa’s agricultural production and technologies. Haryana, a state in northwest India, is a leading contributor of the country’s food grain and milk production.