CURTIS, Neb. — A free program of interactive global food security is open to the public on Tuesday (Jan. 9) in Curtis at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
Donnie Smith, former president and CEO of Tyson Foods and now consultant for the international company, worked 36 years in the food business.
He is the guest speaker for the 7 p.m. Heuermann Lecture Series at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His topic is Global Food Security: The War of the Words.
Heuermann Lectures are offered through a telecast to the NCTA Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center auditorium, Siminoe Avenue and University Road. Questions or comments can be offered from the audience at NCTA.
Smith’s focus is on feeding the world affordable food while making a positive difference in people’s lives.
But, first, the story of agriculture must be told truthfully in order to strengthen our ability to feed the growing population, he emphasizes.
“Understanding the role conventional farming must play in the world we face should propel the public to defend it vigorously and vocally, but will we? And what might be the consequences if we don’t?” he asks.
The lecture at NCTA is provided by Dean Ron Rosati and the NCTA Dean’s Office.
The program held at Nebraska Innovation Campus is from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL and is made possible through a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, Nebraska.
— Mary Crawford, NCTA News
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