The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Side Events

Governor's Reception

10/18/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Salons A, B, C | Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Julie Lelonek

Event Description:
Iowa’s leading role in food and agriculture innovation will be highlighted throughout this exclusive event, with special emphasis on the agricultural startup ecosystem in Iowa.  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will speak  and three ag startup founders building their companies in Iowa will be highlighted. There will be a special announcement on a Seed Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partnership between Iowa State University and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Light hors d’oeuvres and hosted drinks will be served. 

The Governor’s Reception is an official side event of the Borlaug Dialogue.  It is organized by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor and sponsored by the Ames Chamber of Commerce, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Economic Development Authority, and Iowa State University.

Speakers:
Governor Kim Reynolds
Governor, State of Iowa

Endowed Dean Wendy Wintersteen
Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu
Chief Minister, the India state of Andhra Pradesh

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