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Highlights from the 2014 Iowa Hunger Summit

Iowa Hunger Luncheon

Speaker Mr. Dennis Dimick - Executive Editor, National Geographic
Schedule Iowa Hunger Luncheon (10/14/2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Norman Borlaug Day Proclamation
     Governor Terry E. Branstad

Presentation of Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award to Mrs. Merry Fredrick
     Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

Why Food Now?: National Geographic's 2014 Series on The Challenge of Feeding Nine Billion
     Keynote Speaker: Mr. Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic

About Mr. Dennis Dimick:

Dennis Dimick serves as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine. He has guided creation of several major projects including an April 2010 issue on global freshwater, a 2011 series called “7 Billion” on global population, and the 2014 Future of Food series on global food security. In Sept. 2004 he originated and orchestrated creation of a 74-page three-story project on climate change called “Global Warning: Bulletins from a Warmer World.”

Dimick co-organized the Aspen Environment Forum from 2008-2012, and regularly presents slide show lectures on global environmental issues. He holds degrees in agriculture and agricultural journalism from Oregon State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 17 years he has been a faculty member of the Missouri Photo Workshop, and in 2013 received the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association for outstanding service to photojournalism. He is a native of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he grew up on a sheep and hay farm.

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