The World Food Prize Foundation

2023 Agenda

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens


Light breakfast available and networking among exhibit tables

9:00 a.m.



Ambassador Terry Branstad | President, World Food Prize Foundation

9:15 a.m.

Programs to Pathways: How Do We Nourish Every Iowan?


Kelly Garcia | Director, Iowa Department of Health Human Services
Hon. Mike Naig | Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

9:45 a.m.

Across Campuses: Alleviating Food Insecurity


Mark Nook | President, University of Northern Iowa
Barbara Wilson | President, University of Iowa
Wendy Wintersteen | President, Iowa State University

10:30 a.m.

Global to Local: Supporting Food and Nutrition at Every Stage


Laura Eberlin | Global Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, John Deere
Nate Clark | Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, John Deere & President, John Deere Foundation
Hans Schnekloth | 6th Generation Iowa Farmer

11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions


Farm to Food Assistance: Growing connections through LFPA | Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Food Bank Association and Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development

Local Solutions, Global Impact: Iowa’s College Food Pantries and Quest for Zero Hunger | Food Pantry at Iowa, Panther Pantry and The Shop at Iowa State University

Building Food Sovereignty through Community Partnerships | Golden Magnolia Sanctuary, Southeast Iowa Food Hub, Fairfield Farmers Market and MIU Regenerative Organic Agriculture

12:15 p.m.

Presentation of 2023 Iowa SHARES Award and Fireside Chat


Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn | President Emeritus, World Food Prize Foundation
Simon Estes | 2023 Iowa SHARES Award Recipient

Ambassador Terry Branstad | President, World Food Prize Foundation
Hon. Kim Reynolds | Governor, State of Iowa

1:00 p.m.


Healthy Food Access Across Iowa: The Integral Role of Grocery Stores

  Mark Boeke | Chairman, Hubbard Care Center Board
Tom Mulholland | Owner, Mulholland Grocery
Hon. Brian Lohse | Representative, Iowa House (Moderator)

2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions


Benefits of Adding an Egg/Day to a Child Feeding Program in South Africa | Blessman International, Hy-Line International, Versova, University of Iowa

A Recipe for Great Learners: Healthy School Meals for All in Iowa | School Nutrition Association

Feeding The Need and Ending The Line | Iowa Food Bank Association

3:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions


Rethinking Supply Chains in the Face of Increased Global Tensions | Feeding America and The Food Bank of Iowa

A Faithful Response to Hunger | Bread for the World and Growing Hope Globally

Collaborating to Address Food Insecurity in Central Iowa: Story County Hunger Collaboration | United Way of Story County, Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Nevada Food At First, The Salvation Army of Story County Service Center

3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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