Bayer Exec Keynotes at #FoodPrize16

Cindy Zimmerman

Liam Condon, head of Bayer’s CropScience Division, gave the breakfast keynote speech at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines on Friday, bringing the future of farming to the overall theme of the event this year “Let Food by Thy Medicine.” “Food needs to be nutritious, abundant in supply, safe and affordable,” said Condon. “We all need to …

Bayer, Food, World Food Prize

New NAS Prize For Food & Ag Research

Joanna Schroeder

During the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue last week in Des Moines, Iowa, an announcement was made officially launching the first National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize dedicated to food and agriculture research. The new NAS Prize in Food and Agricultural Sciences, endowed in perpetuity by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for …

Agribusiness, Food, Research, World Food Prize

Kevin Folta Awarded Borlaug CAST Communications Award

Lizzy Schultz

Dr. Kevin Folta was recognized as the winner of the seventh Borlaug CAST Communication Award (BCCA), and was honored with the award at a World Food Prize side event. Folta gave a memorable keynote address, titled “Unveiling Our Halo – Building Trust with a Concerned Consumer.” Volta serves as the Chair of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of …

Ag Group, Award, Communications, World Food Prize

2016 Wallace-Carver Fellows Announced

Lizzy Schultz

Thirty seven students from across the country have been confirmed for the prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship. The fellowship, made possible with the support of The World Food Prize Foundation and The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid summer internships at leading USDA research centers and offices across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Award, Internship, University, USDA, World Food Prize

Borlaug-Ruan Internship Sends 24 Students Abroad

Lizzy Schultz

The World Food Prize Foundation announced that record 24 high school students will be sent abroad for internships at renowned international research centers and NGOs this summer. The students hail from Iowa and 12 other states, and will focus their studies on issues relating to hunger and poverty during eight-week, all-expenses-paid internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The program …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, International, Internship, Research, World Food Prize

Land O’Lakes Awards Students to Help End Hunger

Joanna Schroeder

Land O’Lakes awarded 10 U.S. college sophomores fellowships to help find ways to end world hunger. The Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security Program is designed to engage future leaders in the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in the coming decades. The 2015 fellowship recipients were announced during the 2015 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue. The 2015-2016 Emerging …

Agriculture Education, Food, Food Security, World Food Prize

Dr. Channaptna Prakash Accepts CAST Award

Joanna Schroeder

This year’s winner of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award was Dr. Channapatna Prakash, who gave a keynote presentation during the award ceremony entitled, “Everything I Know about GMOs, I Learned on Social Media”. Currently the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tuskegee University, Prakash was instrumental in establishing the prestigious plant biotechnology research and training program at …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Education, World Food Prize

Hunger Levels Remain High in 52 Developing Nations

Joanna Schroeder

The World Food Prize and Borlaug 101 Dialogues was a place for global leaders to gather and come together to solve the problems of world hunger as well as how to safely and nutritiously feed the growing worldwide population. During the event, the International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide released the 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) and …

Food, World Food Prize

Total Factor Productivity Can Increase with Precision Ag

Joanna Schroeder

Total Factor Productivity (TFP) is a way to measure outputs versus inputs and the key tool of the annual GAP Report produced by the Global Harvest Initiative. This year’s report, “Global Agricultural Productivity Report: Building Sustainable Breadbaskets,” was released during World Food Prize and John Deere’s Kelly Winquist provided a preview of how countries are doing with TFP. “So its …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, World Food Prize

Ag Biologicals Can Play Starring Role in Productivity

Joanna Schroeder

Colin Bletsky, Vice President of BioAg, Novozymes was a participate in the panel discussion following the 2015 Gap Report release during World Food Prize. In an interview, he says that Novozymes came on board with Global Harvest Initiative because the company has a mission to help develop sustainable technologies. Bletsky is also passionate about this mission in his role as …

Audio, Education, Precision Agriculture, Soil, World Food Prize