Adrian Richardson of Creston, Iowa, was awarded the Ahmanson Intern Award during the World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony on October 16, 2003 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
He received the Ahmanson Intern Award for his outstanding work as a 2002 World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Intern at the Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA) in Londrina, Brazil.
Adrian worked under the mentorship of Dr. George Brown, researching soil macrofauna and mesofauna populations in no-till and conventional tillage systems.
A graduate of Creston High School, Adrian attended Iowa State University to study biology and biotechnology.
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.
Adrian was selected as a Borlaug-Ruan International Intern after participating in the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute in 2001. 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.
Adrian received his award prior to the awarding of the 2003 World Food Prize to Catherine Bertini of the United States.
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