Hawkeye Community College to Host World Food Prize Laureate Lecture Series

posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in  College News

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College will host the World Food Prize Laureate Lecture Series featuring agricultural and nutrition scientist Dr. Jan Low on Tuesday, October 16, at 12:00 p.m. in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo.

A 2016 World Food Prize laureate, Dr. Low has focused her career on integrating nutritional concerns into agricultural programs. Currently a principal scientist based at the International Potato Center’s regional office, Dr. Low has spearheaded research to build the evidence base demonstrating the nutritional impact of utilizing pro-vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweet potato as part of an integrated agriculture-nutrition intervention.  She led the design and is at the forefront of the implementation of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative, launched in 2009. Dr. Low has worked as a policy analyst for Michigan State University and the International Food Policy Research Institute in sub-Saharan Africa.

This event is hosted by the Global Agriculture Learning Center at Hawkeye Community College. The World Food Prize Laureate Lecture Series is an extension of the 2018 Borlaug Dialogue Symposium held in Des Moines October 17-19, 2018. For more information, contact Brad Kinsinger at 319-296-2329, ext.1321, or bradley.kinsinger@hawkeyecollege.edu.


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