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World Food Prize to Co-Host Next Gen Forum


“Can Greater Des Moines Attract Next Gen Workers?” Des Moines organizations host a dialogue with community leaders and regional interns on what the next generation of talent wants in a community and how to respond to those needs


Des Moines, Iowa (July 24, 2012) – The result of a chance conversation between local interns and community leaders, "Can Greater Des Moines Attract Next Gen Workers?” will serve as an issues forum designed to get established professionals and area interns talking about the key issues facing young adults transitioning into professional lifestyles.

This event, co-hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation and the Greater Des Moines Partnership, offers the opportunity for young adults in Des Moines to discuss topics affecting the decision of where to establish their careers, such as transportation, housing, jobs and entertainment as well as the chance to hear about exciting changes taking place in Des Moines now. The forum will also feature community leaders representing a variety of expertise. Special Iowa State Fair tickets will be given away as door prizes. Food and drinks will be provided following the event to encourage discussion after the forum.

The event will take place on Monday, July 30, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the World Food Prize Foundation’s new headquarters, the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, a magnificently restored historic building designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification for energy efficiency and resource conservation.

This event is free and open to the public. Des Moines area business leaders and interns are especially welcome to attend and offer their insights. Online registration for this event can be found at:  Click on the event to register.

For more information, contact the Greater Des Moines Partnership at (515)286-4950. Media inquiries should be directed to Susan Ramsey at (515)286-4954 or

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE is the foremost international award recognizing – without regard to race, religion, nationality or political beliefs – the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. It was founded 25 years ago by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug. The award is presented each October in conjunction with the 3-day Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which draws 1,400 people from 75 countries to address cutting-edge issues concerning food security. 

THE GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP is the economic and community development organization serving Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marshall, Polk and Warren Counties and over 4,700 business members from 24 regional Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, and is united to drive economic growth with one voice, one mission, and as one region. 

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