Award to be presented at the Iowa Hunger Summit on October 16
Media from across the world cover World Food Prize events
Ambassador Kenneth Quinn is selected for the International Leadership Award at the 10th Global Agricultural Leadership Awards.
Statement of Foundation President, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn
Exceptional college students to work with leading scientists and policy makers nationwide to improve our food system
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to receive $250,000 prize for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the continent.
Reminder: Media must pre-register for the event at www.worldfoodprize.org/mediaregistration
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary to Give Keynote Address
Students from Iowa and across the country will travel abroad this summer to gain real-world experience in STEM fields at international research centers, working to alleviate global hunger.
In the last six years, this innovative STEM program has engaged over 1000 students from more than 225 schools across Iowa and continues reaching and inspiring students across our state to fight hunger at home and abroad and to explore STEM career paths. Students participated in engaging activities and interacted with Governor Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, DuPont Pioneer Vice President Krysta Harde, faculty experts and business leaders.
Statement of Foundation President Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn
The World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute has engaged over 1000 students from more than 225 schools across the state and has served as a national model for 17 other state youth institutes across the country, working to spark students’ interests for STEM and career paths in agriculture. This year IYI students will participate in unique interactive labs and network with Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, and faculty and business leaders.