Return on education investment

A career in ag offers return on education investment

By Dana Melcher, Corridor Communications Intern Last week, approximately 2,650 students flocked to Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day to check out the 277 companies in attendance. CALS Career Day, the largest event of its kind in the country, has seen participation grow 57% in the past four years – […]

Food and leadership

Blog by Willett – Food and leadership

The following was written by Brent Willett, executive director of the Cultivation Corridor, and featured in the Business Record’s Business Professionals’ Blogs. Read the original article at iowabiz.com. Food and leadership ‘Without food…all other components of social justice are meaningless.’ – Dr. Norman Borlaug Ask yourself whether you believe the United States is the world’s leader in agricultural research […]

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

2015 World Food Prize Presented to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh

Scientists, academics, government officials and non-governmental organization representatives gathered in Des Moines last week to honor the 2015 World Food Prize Winner, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Sir Fazle, a renowned founder and chairperson of BRAC, has developed the world’s largest non-governmental organization, providing an unprecedented opportunity over four decades for nearly 150 million people worldwide […]

beardshear

Blog by Willett – 36,001 steps in the right direction

The following was written by Brent Willett, Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor, and featured in the Business Record’s Business Professionals’ Blogs. Read the original article at iowabiz.com. 36,001 steps in the right direction Earlier this month, Iowa State University reported another record year; 36,001 students are enrolled for the 2015-16 academic year. Of the six primary colleges on […]