The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

October 16, 2012

World Food Prize lecture today in Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA — William Penn University will once again host a World Food Prize lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11:15 a.m., in the George Daily Auditorium.

This year, the university welcomes guest speaker, Dr. Pamela Anderson, Director General of the International Potato Center.

Anderson has been Director General of the International Potato Center since May of 2005. Her previous experience includes serving as the Deputy Director General of Research and as a Senior Entomologist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. She has worked in Latin America for over 30 years and spent two decades working with national agricultural research systems before joining the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. A leading expert on emerging plant diseases, Anderson has also conducted research in agricultural entomology and plant virus epidemiology related to food security and income generation for populations with poor resources.

The International Potato Center was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution aimed at solving world issues such as hunger and poverty. The organization’s headquarters are located in Peru with offices in 30 developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The Center seeks to achieve food security through research, innovation in science and technology, and capacity strengthening regarding root and tuber farming and food systems.

Since 1986, The World Food Prize has been the leading international award to recognize outstanding individuals who have made staggering contributions to improve the quality, quantity, or availability of food throughout the world. It recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply including food and agricultural science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and the social sciences.

The World Food Prize emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people. It is sponsored by businessman and philanthropist John Ruan. The World Food Prize was originally envisioned by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in world agriculture. Beyond recognizing these recipients for their personal accomplishments, Borlaug saw the World Food Prize as a means of establishing role models who would inspire others.

William Penn University invites you to welcome Dr. Pamela Anderson at the World Food Prize lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11:15 a.m. in the George Daily Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

1
Text Only
Southeast Iowa
  • New boilers cost district $380,000 The summer boiler replacement projects will be getting underway after the Centerville School Board approved a $380,801 bid from Capital City Boiler and Machine Works out of Des Moines during their April 14 meeting. Six bids were received and the boar

    April 18, 2014

  • Troy Rider.jpg Judge grants motion on witness comments

    Judge John Lloyd has granted a motion, filed by Troy Neil Rider's defense, to limit extrajudicial comment by witnesses regarding the sexual abuse case against Rider. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOT photo Public learns latest about Northwest Bypass at DOT meeting

    OSKALOOSA -- Many area residents learned the latest about the U.S. 63 Northwest Bypass of Oskaloosa at a public information meeting held Wednesday evening at Oskaloosa Middle School. The two-hour meeting featured tables with maps of the three propose

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 18, 2014

  • 0418 OTT Five Things logo -T -L -M Five things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend OTTUMWA — It's a weekend of Easter celebrations, historic events and educational opportunities in southeast Iowa. Many people are gathered together this weekend, and the surrounding communities have scheduled events perfect for the whole family. 1. S

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT Saving Center color photo -T -L -M Hedrick building has friends HEDRICK — The community wants a civic center, and they've been willing to work for it. "I'd say we have 15 to 25 volunteers each time," Tommy Smith of Hedrick said. "These are all good people." Smith was volunteering his services at the Easter Brunch

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Southern Iowa farmers preparing for planting OTTUMWA — Even though the winter seemed to linger like Iowa was going through an ice age and cold and wet weather has highlighted the early spring, farmers are starting to get out to their fields to put down fertilizer and get fields ready for planti

    April 16, 2014

  • 0417 OTT Camp Wapello fence photo -T -M -L Good fence irritates good neighbor DRAKESVILLE — For 82 years, Camp Wapello’s iconic entryway has welcomed people to peacefully coexist with nature. Now there’s a 400-foot barbed wire fence down the middle of the road. In February, Davis County Supervisors approved vacating of portion

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Van Buren supervisors deny hog confinement permit application KEOSAUQUA — A proposed swine building in Chequest Township didn’t receive a seal of approval from Van Buren County Board of Supervisors. Supervisors voted Monday to recommend to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to deny the permit. Supervisor

    April 16, 2014

  • raceway concept drawing.jpg Raceway Rebate passes the House

    Rep. Greg Heartsill reports that the bill to provide up to $2 million in sales tax rebates to the Knoxville Raceway has passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives, 78-15. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National