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The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology and DuPont invite you to attend

The 2014
Borlaug CAST Communication Award Presentation

followed by
Food Dialogues hosted by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

Borlaug CAST award statue


Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM CDT

Breakfast begins at 7:00
Program begins at 7:30

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Can't make it in person? Video will be available post-event @


Des Moines Marriott Downtown 
700 Grand Avenue
Hall of Cities, 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309


Melissa Sly 
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology 
515-292-2125 ext. 232    

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Please join us for the Borlaug CAST Communication Award breakfast and presentation cohosted by CAST and DuPont, featuring keynote speaker Alison Van Eenennaam speaking on The Livestock Revolution followed by Food Dialogues hosted by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.

7:00 - 7:30 a.m.  
Complimentary Breakfast sponsored by DuPont Pioneer

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Borlaug CAST Communication Award Program
~ Winner's Remarks: Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam - The Livestock Revolution
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
Food Dialogues hosted by U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance

     GMOs and the Consumer Mindset: Does Perception and Marketing
     Outweigh Science?

Mike Pearson, Iowa Market to Market

~ Jay Byrne, President, v-Fluence Interactive
~ Julie Kenney, Farmer, CommonGround Iowa
~ David Sutherland, Activist, blogger and founder of VeganGMO
~ Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist,
   Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, University of California--Davis