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Highlights from 2012

The sixth annual Iowa Hunger Summit took place on October 16th, 2012. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Ms. Libby Crimmings, Midwest Regional Field Organizer at the ONE Campaign. The Luncheon Keynote was delivered by Mr. Howard G. Buffett, President of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m.  Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.  Coffee & Networking - Open to all Iowa Hunger Summit participants

9:00 a.m.  Opening Remarks - Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

9:15 a.m.  Partnerships for Healthy Ecosystems - Heartland Global Health Consortium

Dr. Yogi Shah, Des Moines University: Introduction:  Partnership for a Healthy Ecosphere
Lystra Antoinem, Pioneer DuPont: Partnerships for Healthy Agriculture Outcomes
Patricia Quinlisk, IA Dept. of Health: The Internal Ecosphere:  Utilizing the Human Microbiome for Health

10:00 a.m.  Keynote: Senior Hunger in America - An Analysis & Call to Action - Jo Ann Jenkins, President, AARP Foundation

10:50 a.m.  Open Data Showcase - Organized by USAID

12:00 p.m.  The Hunger Luncheon

12:05-   Welcome: Gov. Terry Branstad
12:20-   Iowa’s Contribution to Fighting Hunger: Amb. Quinn
12:50-   Keynote Address: “Faces of Hunger” - Howard G. Buffett, Howard G Buffett Foundation

1:30 p.m.  The State of Hunger Fighting Coalitions in Iowa - Featuring representatives from Iowa organizations:

Angie Tagtow, Owner, Environmental Nutrition Solutions, LLC; Cofounder, Iowa Food Systems Council
Jordan Vernoy, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
Aaron Putze, Director of Communications & External Relations, Iowa Soybean Association
(Moderator)  Matt Russell, State Food Policy Project Coordinator, Drake University Agricultural Law Center

 2:15 p.m.  Hunger Fighting Coalitions Across America - Featuring representatives from out-of-state organizations

Ellie Lucas, Chief Campaign Officer, Hunger Free Minnesota
Ted McKinney, Director, Global Corporate Affairs at Elanco Animal Health 
Cooper Munroe, Board Member, ONE Moms
(Moderator) Matt Russell, State Food Policy Project Coordinator, Drake University Agricultural Law Center

3:00 p.m.  Hunger Summit Reception - Open to all Iowa Hunger Summit participants

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