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December 2014

Dec 10
December 10
World Food Prize Decks the Halls for Holiday Open Houses

Free events on Saturday, Dec. 13 & 20, will include live music, hot cider and cookies

Dec 8
December 8
Remarks: Amb. Quinn's Keynote Address at Tuskegee Honoring the 150th Birthday of George Washington Carver

Dreaming Big Dreams: George Washington Carver, Henry A. Wallace, Norman E. Borlaug and the Tuskegee-World Food Prize-Iowa Connection. Remarks by Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn, President of The World Food Prize Foundation, at the 72nd Professional Agricultural  Workers Conference.


November 2014

Nov 26
November 26
Quinn: Thanksgiving in Vietnam
Nov 7
November 7
National Geographic Exhibit Features Global Photography, Food Infographics at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

The public is invited to explore this unique display during free public tours and visiting hours.

Nov 3
November 3
A Tribute to Norman Borlaug

October 2014

Oct 31
October 31
FFA Awards Highest Honor to The World Food Prize Foundation during Borlaug Centennial Year

Audience of 50,000 students, teachers, leaders, focus on carrying out Borlaug’s legacy and engaging youth in agriculture.

Oct 25
October 25
Amb. Quinn's Address: 50th Anniversary of President Herbert Hoover's State Funeral

Address by Ambassador Kenneth Quinn on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of President Herbert Hoover’s State Funeral, at the Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 3 p.m.

Oct 20
October 20
Media Alert - Ebola & the Food Supply: Video Footage Now Available

Ebola and the Food Supply: Footage Now Available of Global Leaders at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Discussions

Oct 16
October 16
2014 World Food Prize Awarded to Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram at Iowa State Capitol

Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, a wheat scientist of India and Mexico, bred an impressive 480 varieties of wheat to provide nutritious grains resistant to rust disease and adaptable in a vast array of climates, which have helped protect the global food supply and feed more people.

Oct 14
October 14
Want to Make a Dent in World Hunger? Build Better Roads

By Amb. Kenneth Quinn for National Geographic

Oct 14
October 14
Eighth Annual Iowa Hunger Summit Inspires Action

More than 600 Iowans from local organizations gather today for workshops, keynotes and networking to unite in efforts to fight hunger at home and abroad.

Oct 13
October 13
Youth are enlisting in hunger fight

By Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn

Oct 10
October 10
High School Students From Around the World Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Prestigious World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Scientific and Humanitarian Leaders to End Hunger

  • 160 students from 24 states and 7 countries selected to present their solutions on critical aspects of food security to experts and global leaders.
  • National leaders and CEOs to announce major investments in youth leadership programs and opportunities.
  • STEM Food and Ag Committee promotes the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute as the national model for STEM education.

September 2014

Sep 26
September 26
Self-Help International Leader to Receive 2014 Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award

Merry Fredrick has exemplified leadership in fighting global hunger; today’s announcement coincides with Governor Ray’s 86th birthday, honoring his legacy in humanitarian work. 

Sep 25
September 25
2014 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Media Registration Now Open

"The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can we sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050?"

Sep 24
September 24
The One Person Both President Obama and President Rouhani Admire

By Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn

Sep 19
September 19
Borlaug legacy gives hope for eased tension

By Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn

Sep 18
September 18
Español: El Premio Mundial de Alimentación reconoce a joven científico agrícola por innovaciones en agricultura sostenible como ganador del Premio Norman Borlaug 2014

El tercer premio anual que se otorga reconoce investigadores de menos de 40 años que siguen el ejemplo de innovación científica y dedicación al promover la seguridad alimentaria que demostró el Premio Nobel de la Paz, el Dr. Norman Borlaug.

Sep 18
September 18
The World Food Prize Recognizes Agricultural Scientist Under 40 for Sustainable Agriculture with 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

The third annual award recognizes researchers under 40 who emulate the scientific innovation and dedication to food security demonstrated by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug.

Sep 18
September 18
Borlaug-Ruan Intern Spotlight: Millicent Varley

Millicent Varley of Stuart, Iowa, was a 2014 Borlaug-Ruan Intern in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Sep 18
September 18
USDA Wallace-Carver Fellow Spotlight: Dakota Lyddon

Dakota Lyddon was a USDA/World Food Prize Wallace-Carver Fellow during the summer of 2014. He worked a the USDA-ARS Corn, Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.


August 2014

Aug 25
August 25
World Food Prize President to Speak in Iran at Borlaug Centennial Celebration and Conference

Amb. Quinn will continue Norman Borlaug’s legacy of bridging divides to improve food security worldwide.

Aug 12
August 12
33 Students Selected for Prestigious USDA-World Food Prize Fellowship

Press Contact: Keegan Kautzky, Director of National Education Programs, 515-245-3726,  


July 2014

Jul 3
July 3
The World Food Prize Hosts "Feed the Need: Nourish Your Neighbor" Photo Exhibit July 12 & 13

Exhibit by the Iowa Food Bank Association and local photographer depicts hunger in Iowa.


June 2014

Jun 18
June 18
Secretary Kerry's Remarks at the 2014 Laureate Announcement Ceremony

John Kerry, Secretary of State
Dean Acheson Auditorium, Washington, DC
June 18, 2014

Jun 18
June 18
Quinn: Connecting Three Countries in the Battle against Hunger

Huffington Post Column by Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn

Jun 18
June 18
2014 World Food Prize Honors Critical Breakthroughs in Wheat

Press Contact: Megan Forgrave, Director of Communications
515.245.3794 (direct), 515.229.1705 (cell), or

Jun 18
June 18
2014 Borlaug Dialogue Focuses On Greatest Challenge in Human History

Concluding the Norman Borlaug Centennial Year, experts will explore the question of whether we can sustainably feed the 9 billion people who will be on our planet by the year 2050.

Press Contact: 
Megan Forgrave, Director of Communications 
515.245.3794 (direct), 515.229.1705 (cell), or

Jun 16
June 16
2014 World Food Prize Laureate to be Announced June 18 at U.S. State Department

Secretary of State John Kerry to Give Keynote Address at the Borlaug Centennial Year Event

Jun 3
June 3
The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Expands Public Hours

Visitors can now explore architecture, artwork, exhibits, and global issues five days per week.


May 2014

May 8
May 8
Gov. Branstad to award Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn the Iowa Award

Highest citizen award from the State of Iowa to be presented by the governor to Quinn May 30th at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates


April 2014


March 2014

Mar 27
March 27
The World Food Prize Honors CIMMYT with Borlaug Medallion as part of Norman Borlaug Centennial Celebration

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center carries forward Borlaug’s legacy at the forefront of agricultural research

Mar 25
March 25
Amb. Quinn: Rosa and Norm
Mar 25
March 25
Norman Borlaug's Statue Installed Today in US Capitol on 100th Anniversary of his Birth

The agricultural scientist and hunger fighter is credited with saving more lives than anyone who has ever lived. Other global celebrations in Mexico, Washington DC, Iowa.

Mar 14
March 14
Media Details: Covering the Borlaug Centennial and Statue Unveiling

American Hero Norman Borlaug’s Statue to be Unveiled in U.S. Capitol
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Iowa Agricultural Scientist and Hunger Fighter Norman Borlaug will be celebrated on the 100th anniversary of his birth, National Ag Day


February 2014

Feb 26
February 26
World Food Prize Founder Norman Borlaug to be Enshrined in U.S. Capitol on March 25 on his Centennial

World Food Prize launches website to engage people around the globe in furthering Borlaug’s legacy


January 2014

Jan 5
January 5
Bufett: Another View - Finding Hope in a Hungry World

We have the ability to grow more food, but we need leaders and the will to make it happen.

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