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“You Cannot Create a Peaceful World on Empty Stomachs,” Dr. Norman Borlaug

March 31, 2016

Tuesday, March 29th at 6:00 pm; the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag staff set out to the World Food Prize Foundation Building in Des Moines, Iowa to celebrate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 102nd birthday and International Women’s Day. It was very encouraging to see a record attendance of more than 300 with many new and familiar faces. All bringing a unique perspective and connection to the topic. The Women in Agriculture: The Road to Global Security celebration was hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation, Oxfam America, and Foods Resource Bank.

Once seated we heard from keynote speaker, Senator Joni Ernst, Olga Tumax, Farmer and Women in Ag Organizer in Guatemala and other speakers. Read more about “You Cannot Create a Peaceful World on Empty Stomachs,” Dr. Norman Borlaug

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Women Enjoyed the July Water Quality Tour and Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference

August 26, 2016

Favorite tour stops were a toss-up after the July 25 Water Quality Tour in central Iowa. The 28 women attending the pre-conference event enjoyed both the urban and rural stops. “It was eye opening to see towns are interested in improving water quality by enhancing streams and improving parks,” commented one participant. Another stated, “I've never had the opportunity to see buffers or wetlands in action on farms.” Read more about Women Enjoyed the July Water Quality Tour and Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference

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