Gary Sullivan of Harlan, Iowa, was awarded thes Ahmanson Intern Award during the World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony on October 17, 2002 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
He received the Ahmanson Intern Award for his outstanding work as a 2001 World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Intern at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Gary worked in the ILRI Forage Genetic Resource department, analyzing the potential of distinct forage technologies to improve the quality and quantity of feed sources, as well as pathways for their adoption.
A graduate of Harlan High School, Gary attended Iowa State University and the University of Nebraksa-Lincoln to study animal and meat science.
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.
Gary was selected as a Borlaug-Ruan International Intern after participating in the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute in 2000. 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.
Gary received his award prior to the awarding of the 2002 World Food Prize to Dr. Pedro Sanchez of the United States.
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