The World Food Prize Foundation

2023 Press Room Schedule of Events and Hours

During World Food Prize Week press and media partners are required to check in at the press room when arriving onsite for the first time. Press and media partners are required to present an ID to pick up World Food Prize Week credentials. 

  • Verified members of the press will need to produce a valid press badge in order to collect their credentials for access to any events during the World Food Prize Week of Events. If you do not have a valid press pass onsite at the event you will not be permitted entry. 
  • For event security purposes, event organizers cannot guarantee entry to media that have not registered ahead of time.
  • The press room is located in the Iowa Events Center - 4th Floor Room 401. This is right off the escalators. All Press and Media Partners do need to register for the Borlaug Dialogue in this room. 

Tuesday, October 24

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Press Conference - TBA

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2023 Laureate Press Conference Featuring: 

  • Heidi Kühn, World Food Prize 2023 Laureate and Founder of Roots of Peace
  • Vietnamese Women Deminers MAG (Mines Advisory Group) from Quang Tri provinceA delegation of women who remove landmines:
    • Hoang Thi Mai Chi, a Vietnamese deminer who goes by her first name, Mai Chi
    • Tran Thi Ly Van, Community Liaison Manager, known by her first name, Van
    • Ding Thi Kieu, the UXO clearance team's Team Leader, who prefers to be called by her first name, Kieu, and serves as a deminer
  • Gary Kühn, President Noble House Spice.

Thursday, October 26

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Press Conference - TBA


  • Agri Marketing Magazine
  • Agriculture Today Group
  • AgTech Public Relations
  • Brownfield Ag News
  • Business Record
  • Des Moines Register
  • DTN/The Progressive Farmer
  • iHeartmedia
  • Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications
  • Iowa Farm Bureau
  • Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
  • Iowa PBS/Market to Market
  • Iowa Public Radio
  • iVoice Communications
  • KCCI
  • Kosova Press N.A
  • Level Up Media Interactive
  • Sailn 247
  • United Soybean Board
  • USDA Radio News
  • Viewfinder Media
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