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2004 Ahmanson Award Winner


Rachael Collier

Addie Hall

Rachael Collier of Mediapolis, Iowa, and Addie Hall of Hamburg, Iowa, were awarded the Ahmanson Intern Award during the World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony on October 14, 2004 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Rachael and Addie received the Ahmanson Intern Award for their outstanding work as a 2003 World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Interns.

Rachael interned at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru, where she researched the effectiveness of various pesticides against Potato Tuber Moth. Addie interned at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, Philippines, where she examined accumulation of starches in genetically unique rice varieties.

A graduate of Mediapolis High School, Rachael attended the University of Iowa to study environmental engineering. A graduate of Hamburg High School, Addie attended Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota to study genetics.

The Ahmanson Intern Award was created in 2001 and is named in honor of former teacher and journalist Roberta Green Ahmanson, for her generous endowment of the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute and Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program.

Rachael and Addie were selected as Borlaug-Ruan International Interns after participating in the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute in 2001 and 2002, respectively. The Global Youth Institute provides high school students the opportunity to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates, connect with other student leaders from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with global leaders in science, industry and policy.

Rachael and Addie received the award prior to the awarding of the 2004 World Food Prize to Prof. Yuan Longping of China and Dr. Monty Jones of Sierra Leone.



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