FAO director-general visits College
Director-general of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations visits College
Jacques Diouf, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, visited the College on February 26 as part of a University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus visit to learn about the U’s research, education, and outreach in the areas of global food safety, security, and sustainability. He interacted with leaders and deans across the U and delivered a public speech.
During his visit to the College, he heard presentations by Dean Trevor Ames; Jim Collins, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; John Deen, associate professor, Veterinary Population Medicine Department; Morgan Hennessey, assistant program director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense; Larissa Minicucci, director of the D.V.M./M.P.H. program; Tom Molitor, chair, Veterinary Population Medicine Department; Linda Valeri, chief operating officer, Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership; and Scott Wells director of education, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety. Also part of the visit was Tom Burk, director, corporate giving, and other representatives of the University of Minnesota Foundation.
The University of Minnesota’s commitment to global food issues spans many units, with research, education, and outreach in the areas of food security, safety, and sustainability, public health, agricultural and biological research, the environment, animal health and food safety, the food industry and food distribution, and policy and leadership.
See the PowerPoint presentation shown at the meeting.