Vilsack to Open Global Farmer Meeting on Biodiversity at ISU on Oct. 12

Posted on 10/05/2010 at 12:00 AM by Christa Hartsook

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be on the Iowa State University campus Oct. 12 to provide opening remarks for a Global Farmer Town Hall Meeting on Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity Practices in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. The meeting assembles panelists at ISU representing areas around the globe to discuss sustainable agriculture practices and their role in biodiversity preservation. The event is in conjunction with next week’s World Food Prize celebration and is part of the United Nations’ International Year of Biodiversity. The meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, but not required, by visiting Secretary Vilsack also will participate in the discussion. Gary Munkvold, Seed Science Endowed Chair, will be a member of the panel, which also includes farmers from India, Honduras and the United States, and Judy Chambers, a senior advisor for U.S. Agency for International Development. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Internet at and the panel will take questions electronically. Sponsors are ISU, Crop life of America and Truth about Trade and Technology. For more information.

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