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SPEAKER SERIES

ABOUT

2020 inspired the launch of the Foundation’s Speaker Series, a virtual webinar platform. The Series is designed to engage college students, future voters, consumers, and community leaders in a dialogue on topics that are essential to the understanding of how we will feed a growing world population through modern agriculture.

In its premiere, this program reached thousands of people. We are eager to expand our Speaker Series to inform and enlighten the next generation of leaders on global food security solutions.

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HOW IT WORKS

The Speaker Series features university professors, policymakers, and industry representatives in virtual panel discussions, accessible via Zoom and Facebook Live, revolving around a predominant agricultural theme.

Participants, who represent the next generation of problem solvers, can ask questions, gain career advice, and learn how to take an active role in improving food security. Panels are moderated by Roger Thurow, a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a scholar in residence at the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University.

2020 SPEAKER SERIES

LEVEL SETTING: THE GLOBAL FOOD VALUE CHAIN TRANSFORMED

September 17, 2020 This panel discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our global food value chain, exploring the key challenges and opportunities emerging both in the short and long term.

THE EVOLVING PATH OF FOOD TO OUR PLATES

October 1, 2020 This panel explores how our modern world is reshaping the consumption patterns of both individual households and institutional buyers.

PATHWAYS TO PREVENTING FAMINE AND CHRONIC HUNGER

WORLD FOOD PRIZE SIDE EVENT

October 15, 2020 Over the past decade, partners in government, NGOs, and the private sector have worked to drastically reduce chronic hunger levels. This panel discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undo these improvements and thrust millions of people into famine, and how we can prevent it.

HOW FARMERS CAN INFLUENCE POLICY TO BUILD A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM

WORLD FOOD PRIZE SIDE EVENT

October 26, 2020 Farm Journal Foundation joined the American Farm Bureau Federation at the 2020 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue to discuss strategies that farmers and the agricultural industry can utilize to influence policy and create more of a resilient food system.

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Lead Farmer, GA, Ricky Dollison

Ricky taking the HU Challenge before presenting for HungerU in the Classroom at Fort Valley State University with Stephanie Mercier and Rick Dollison