AG EXHIBITS: World Food Prize Launches New Exhibit

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Iowans now have an interactive place to learn about the planet’s agricultural past, present and future.

The World Food Prize launched its interactive educational exhibit wing this weekend.  The wing features displays, videos and photography in more than a dozen exhibits.

The exhibit traces the history of food production and shares the stories of many of those who’ve helped solve problems and grow food better so we can feed the world faster.

The Food Prize’s President Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn said the exhibit not only educates those about the past but it’s also a useful tool to prepare for the future of agriculture.

“It tells the story of Iowa’s great agricultural and humanitarian heritage, tells the story of the history of agriculture from the earliest days 11,000 years ago to the present.  Of the challenges that are in the future because we face the single greatest challenge human beings have ever confronted, can we feed the 9-billion people who will be on our planet,” he said.

If you missed Saturday’s grand opening, the exhibit will also be open on Sunday afternoon from 12 until 4 p.m.

Check out the World Food Prize website here.