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Hawkeye Community College to Host World Food Prize Lecture Series on October 17

posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 in  College News

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College will host a talk by Bram Govaerts on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 12:00pm in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo. The visit is part of the World Food Prize Lecture Series.

Govaerts is dedicated to turning subsistence agriculture and failed farming systems into productive and sustainable production units that make it possible for farmers to escape hunger and poverty in the developing world. Since 2007, he has led the Mexico-based conservation agriculture program for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. He leads the center’s research on conservation agriculture, applying science to the development of sustainable farming practices and methods that are specifically designed to meet the challenges confronting the rural poor.

A native of Belgium, he is a graduate of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and was Belgian’s official representative to the International Youth Forum for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1997.

This event is hosted by the Global Agriculture Learning Center at Hawkeye Community College. The World Food Prize Lecture Series is an extension of the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue Symposium held in Des Moines October 18–20, 2017. For more information, contact Brad Kinsinger at 319-296-2329, ext.1321. 

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