Global Food Security Consortium and the Leroy and Barbara Everson Seed and Biosafety Symposium 2015

Interlocking The Pieces For Global Food Security

April 14-15, 2015
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames, IA

Hosted by Global Food Security Consortium and Iowa State University Seed Science Center



Dear Colleagues/Friends:

We are pleased to invite you to the Global Food Security Consortium Spring Symposium scheduled April 14-15, 2015 in Ames, IA.  This symposium is entitled “Interlocking the Pieces for Global Food Security.”  Four sessions are planned under this broad theme:

  • Nutrition
  • Capacity Building/Education
  • Private/Public Partnerships and Entrepreneurship
  • Production Environments - Seeds, Soil and Water

The symposium is sponsored jointly by funding from the ISU Presidential Initiative supporting the Global Food Security Consortium and by a generous contribution from the family of Leroy Everson, former director of the Seed Laboratory to the ISU Seed Science Center.

The Global Food Security Consortium is a worldwide initiative centered at ISU, bringing interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and innovative approaches to the problems of food security through focused research efforts.  GFSC develops and promotes interdisciplinary and innovative research along with education and engagement programs bringing together plants, crops, and animals in a whole systems approach to issues of food security.

The Seed Science Center is a center of excellence in seeds at Iowa State University.  Its mission is to improve the production, quality assurance, marketing, utilization, and regulatory environment of seed through research, testing, teaching, outreach, and international programs.

We hope you will participate in this important symposium.



Dr. Manjit Misra, Chair                                                                   Dr. Max Rothschild, Co-Chair
Global Food Security Consortium                                              Global Food Security Consortium