Governor’s Reception at Borlaug Dialogue

WFP logoDate: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM

As an official World Food Prize side event, Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor has partnered with the Ames Chamber of Commerce, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa State University to host the Governor’s Reception. This invitation-only event will include some of Iowa’s most important leaders in food and agriculture.

The reception will start with hors d’oeuvres and drinks followed by the first speaker, Governor Reynolds at 7:30PM, then Iowa State University’s Endowed Dean Wendy Wintersteen. Iowa’s leading role in food and agriculture innovation will be highlighted throughout this exclusive event, with special emphasis on the agricultural startup ecosystem in Iowa.  There will be a special announcement on a Seed Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partnership between Iowa State University and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Dean Wintersteen will introduce three ag startup founders building their companies in Iowa who will tell their stories.


Governor Kim Reynolds
Governor, State of Iowa

Endowed Dean Wendy Wintersteen
Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu
Chief Minister, the India state of Andhra Pradesh

To request an invitation, contact Julie Lelonek: