Global food security is topic of Flagler lecture

Flagler College reported to Historic City News that as part of the College’s fall line-up of lectures, they will welcome Woodrow Wilson Scholar Don Winkelmann.

Winkelmann will visit Flagler on September 15th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the science of agriculture, including feeding the world’s poorest people and protecting natural resources. The lecture, titled “Managing Challenges to Global Food Security,” will be held in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St.

Winkelmann earned his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota. A former economics professor at Iowa State University, he spent more than 30 years in developing countries forging ties among agriculture’s academic, private and public sectors.

Winkelmann is the former head of the Economics Program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, which focuses on developing improved technologies for maize and wheat farmers. He served as chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, which aims to alleviate poverty and protect the environment in developing countries through improved agricultural technologies.

Winkelmann holds honorary doctorates from Punjab Agricultural University (India) and El Colegio de Postgraduados (Mexico). In 1994 he received the Condecoración del Aguila Azteca, Mexico’s highest recognition of honorable works completed by foreigners.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.

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