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2016 GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CONSORTIUM &
LEROY & BARBARA EVERSON SYMPOSIUM DRAWS RECORD ATTENDANCE

Approximately 260 experts from around the world attended the Global Food Security Consortium and the Leroy & Barbara Everson Seed & Biosafety Symposium April 13 & 14 at the Schemen Building in Ames. The symposium, titled "Real Sustainability," focused on the key elements necessary for agricultural sustainability.

The symposium offered three sessions that explored the topics of "Developing Research Platforms for Sustainable Food Systems," "Educating the Workforce for a Dynamic Industry," and "Building Capacity through Public-Private Partnerships."

To access speaker videos and award presentations, visit:

https://vimeo.com/channels/1059006/videos


SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS INCLUDED:

William Dar, Former Director General, ICRISAT, President, Inanglupa Movement, Inc.

Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education, USAID

Roger Thurow, Author, and Senior Fellow, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Adegbola Adesogan, Director, Feed the Future Livestock Systems Innovation Lab, University of Florida

Vara Prasad, Director, Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, Kansas State University

Cory Forbes, Coordinator, Science Literacy Initiative, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Todd Hall, Executive Team, Cargill, Inc.

Moses Osiru, Deputy Executive Secretary, RUFORUM

Michelle Benjamin Calhoun, Acting Assistant Deputy Administrator, USDAFAS

Jeff Dykstra, Co-founder and CEO, Partners in Food Solutions

Patricia Sheikh, Director of Agribusiness, Corporate Council on Africa

Deb Hamernik, Associate Dean, Associate Director, and Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jonathan Wickert and Jeffrey Lansdale sign MOU Agreement

 

ISU SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ZAMORANO PAN-AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL

ISU Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert and President of the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School Jeffrey Lansdale sign an agreement to collaborate on future international development projects. The activities were identified in a concept note prepared earlier by the Seed Science Center and Zamorano University.

To videw a video of the signing, visit:
https://vimeo.com/163719961


2016 ISA Scholars

NINE ISU SCHOLARS HONORED AT 2016 
IOWA SEED ASSOCIATION & AGRIBUSINESS SHOWCASE & CONFERENCE

Nine Iowa State students were awarded $1,000 scholarships at the Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Recognition Luncheon held during the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference in Des Moines on February 10, 2016.

Haleigh Summers, was named the Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar at the event. She received $500 in addition to a $1,000 ISA scholarship. Catherine Leafstedt was awarded the $1,000 American Seed Trade Association scholarship, and Kathryn Hoemann was awarded the first $1,000 Bill Latham Scholarship.

Pictured above from left are:
ISU Associate Professor Susana Goggi, Rebekah Arnold, Kelsey Baumhover, Anthony Moellers, Jamie Pokorny, Sarah Striegel, Lucas Roberts, Haleigh Summers, Catherine Leafstedt, Kathryn Hoemann, and ISU Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra.

 

Cortes Manual

 

NEW REFERENCE MANUAL AVAILABLE IN THE EXTENSION ONLINE STORE

"QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR SEED ENTERPRISES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES—A REFERENCE MANUAL"

by Joseph Cortes, PhD. and Adelaida Harries.

Former Seed Science Center Global Program Leader Joe Cortes and Co-leader Adelaida Harries have developed a reference manual for seed entrepreneurs from developing countries. The 154-page manual titled “Quality Management for Seed Enterprises in Developing Countries” uses process management concepts to help individuals deliver high quality seed of improved varieties with the end goal of developing a strong seed industry. A digital copy of the manual is available on this website. It can be accessed by visiting the link below.

To purchase a hard copy visit:

http://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Quality-Management-for-Seed-Enterprises-in-Developing-Countries

To download a free PDF visit:

http://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/crop3070-pdf

 

News & Events

Andy Jenkins accepts award for Lisa Shepherd Jenkins

Outstanding Achievement Awards Presented to Families of Lisa Shepherd Jenkins and
David Lambert


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Endowed Dean Wendy Wintersteen and USAID Senior Advisor for International Education Christie Vilsack awarded two Outstanding Achievement Awards at the 2016 GFSC & Leroy & Barbara Everson Symposium.

Top right: Andy Jenkins accepts the award on behalf Lisa Shephed Jenkins.

Bottom right: Walker and Taylor Lambert accept the award on behalf of David Patterson Lambert.

The Outstanding Achievement in Seed Science and Technology Award is given by the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University. It recognizes individuals for exemplary leadership, commitment to excellence, and outstanding service to the Seed Science Center and Iowa State University.

 

2016 GFSC Symposium Poster
Competition Winners


Three individuals earned cash prizes in the 2016 GFSC & Leroy & Barbara Everson Symposium Poster Competition. First place went to: Alejandro Morales Kansas State University (second from right); Sam Cook, Kansas State University (far left); and MacKenzie DIckson, Iowa State (second from left) tied for second place.

Pictured with the students is Iowa State Vice President for Research Sarah Nusser.


Donate Now to the Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Fundaraising Initiative

The Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Fundraising Initiative has been established to help educate the next generation of seed industry professionals. To learn more, about the scholarship, download the brochure:
click here


or visit the ISU Foundation website at
http://www.foundation.iastate.edu/
shepherdjenkins


To learn more about Lisa Shepherd Jenkins, former SSC Seed Health Testing Coordinator and NSHS Administrative Director, visit: https://www.seedlab.iastate.edu/
remembering-lisa-shepherd-jenkins

 

Misra Seed Science Endowed Chair

MISRA NAMED SEED SCIENCE ENDOWED CHAIR

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Endowed Dean Wendy Wintersteen named Seed Science Director Manjit Misra a Seed Science Endowed Chair during a medallion ceremony held April 29, 2014. The ceremony was held during the Global Food Security Consortium and the Leroy and Barbara Everson Seed & Biosafety Symposium.