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.