The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Side Events

Iowa Food Leadership Reception

10/12/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Council Bluffs and Cedar Rapids Rooms
Julie Lelonek

Event Title: Iowa Food Leadership Reception

Start and End Time: 7:30pm - 8:40pm, Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

Event Description: Iowa’s leading role in food and agriculture innovation will be highlighted throughout this social event, with special emphasis on Iowa State University’s contributions to the field. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and ISU President Steven Leath will speak and ISU College of Agriculture Dean Wendy Wintersteen will deliver keynote remarks and introduce a panel of ISU Researchers. ISU College of Agriculture student poster sessions will ring the room. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served to attendees. Invitations will be issued over the governor’s signature.

The event will begin with socializing, food and drink available. Governor Branstad will begin with remarks at 8:00 followed by remarks from Lt. Governor Reynolds who will also introduce President Leath. President Leath will provide remarks and introduce Dean Wintersteen at approximately 8:20.  The program will conclude by 8:40.


  • Governor Terry Branstad, State of Iowa
  • Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, State of Iowa
  • Dr. Steven Leath, President, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences & Director, Experiment Station, Iowa State University

RSVP Information: RSVP’s for the Iowa Food Leadership Reception may be directed to:

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