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Friday, October 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Impact of Food Productivity: Its Importance to Our Future

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Jeff Simmons - President, Elanco
Susan Finn - President and CEO, American Council for Fitness and Education
Isidro Ochoa - Professor, Zamarano
Margaret Zeigler - Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative
Robert Thompson - Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 


Speakers
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Susan Finn

President and CEO, American Council for Fitness & Education
Susan Finn, PhD, RD, FADA, a recognized leader and a respected communicator in the field of nutrition and health, is known for her ability to build successful partnerships with academia, professional associations and the business community. Her efforts to promote improved health and quality of life for all levels of society have been acknowledged by her peers in healthcare and in the business world. Currently, as president and CEO of the... Read More →
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Isidro Antonio Matamoros Ochoa

Professor, Zamorano University
Isidro Matamoros was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; he was raised on a farm in the southeast region of Honduras. On the family farm, Isidro worked on beef and dual purpose cattle and different crops such as cotton, sugar cane and maize. Isidro graduated from Zamorano, Pan-American School of Agriculture in 1982. Later he was awarded a CAPS Scholarship and came to Mississippi State University where he got a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D in animal science... Read More →
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Jeff Simmons

President, Elanco
Since 2008, Jeff Simmons has served as president of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, (NYSE: LLY). Elanco is an innovation-driven company with offices in more than 75 countries and 2011 sales of $1.7 billion. As part of this role, he is also a Senior Vice-President and Executive Officer of Lilly. In more than two decades with the company, Simmons has held a number of sales, marketing and management positions, in the... Read More →
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Bob Thompson

Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Robert Thompson is a professor emeritus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, most recently holding the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy. He is also senior fellow of global agricultural development and food security at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Dr. Thompson serves on the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council and Land O’Lakes board of directors; is a fellow of the American... Read More →
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Margaret Zeigler

Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative
Dr. Zeigler has dedicated her career to addressing global hunger and food security, most recently serving as the Deputy Director at the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC), where she spent the past 18 years working closely with the public and private sectors, non-profit organizations, industry leaders and policy makers to promote food security and reduce hunger. | Dr. Zeigler has experience in all areas of management, budget supervision and grant... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott