The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Side Events

The 2017 Borlaug CAST Communication Award Breakfast

10/18/2017 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Des Moines Hall, 3rd Floor | Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Melissa Sly

Event Description:
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and Syngenta invite you to honor the
2017 Borlaug CAST Communication Award winner on the occasion of the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue
hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.

Dr. Jayson Lusk, Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, will speak
on The Future of Food. The award presentation will be followed by a presentation and panel
discussion on Designing the Road out of Poverty: Ensuring Resource Access, hosted in
conjunction with the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

Agenda: 
7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast sponsored by Syngenta

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Borlaug CAST Communication Award Program
~ Winner's Remarks: Dr. Jayson Lusk, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of
Agricultural Economics at Purdue University

The Future of Food
A food movement has emerged, affecting consumers attitudes, shopping behaviors, and policies
surrounding food and agriculture. The movement has drawn attention to concerns with modern
commercial agriculture, from climate change to chemical use, animal welfare, and obesity, and
leaders of the movement have offered policy solutions that are often antagonistic toward modern
agricultural technologies. What are the origins of this food movement and where is it going? And,
who are the scientists, entrepreneurs, and progressive farmers who are innovating to create a food
future that addresses the concerns of the food movement?

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.  Presentation and Panel Discussion hosted in conjunction with The American
Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Designing the Road out of Poverty: Ensuring Resource Access
The panel will address the critical role of water and energy in producing adequate food, and the
competing demands for those resources. The World Food Prize highlights the efforts of many to
ensure that we can feed the global population, both now and in the decades to come. The
competition for resources is more and more recognized as a primary determinant of our ability to
meet those future food needs.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP, or contact
Melissa Sly at msly@cast-science.org.

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