CAST Event Features Influential Ag Communicators

2019 BCCA Winner Frank Mitloehner Will Be Honored

Frank Mitloehner (pictured at top), the 2019 BCCA recipient, will speak at the CAST World Food Prize side event.

On Wednesday, October 16, CAST will officially present Dr. Frank Mitloehner with the 2019 Borlaug CAST Communication Award (sponsored by CropLife Foundation). The animal science specialist from UC-Davis will speak about “Feeding the World Without Wasting It.”

Following the address, Julie Borlaug of INARI Agriculture will moderate a panel discussion about the topic of the current state and future role of science communication in food and agriculture. The panel will include five BCCA winners on the 10-year anniversary of the award.


~ Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and World Food Prize Laureate 2003 (2011 BCCA winner)
~ Marty Matlock, Executive Director, UA Resiliency Center and Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Arkansas (2018 BCCA winner)
~ Frank Mitloehner, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California-Davis (2019 BCCA winner)
~ Channapatna Prakash, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tuskegee University (2015 BCCA winner)
~ Carl Winter, Cooperative Extension Specialist Emeritus, University of California-Davis (2012 BCCA winner)

This side event (October 16 in Des Moines) at the World Food Prize offers a complimentary breakfast at
7:00 a.m., Dr. Mitloehner’s speech at 7:30 a.m., and the panel discussion at 8:30 a.m. Check here for information about how to register for the program. More details here.

The Borlaug CAST Communication Award is presented annually for outstanding achievement by a scientist, engineer, technologist, or other professional working in the agricultural, environmental, or food sectors for contributing to the advancement of science in the public policy arena. Primary consideration will be given to candidates who are actively engaged in promoting agriculture through research, teaching, extension, or mass communication; who have made significant contributions to their discipline or field; and who demonstrate a passionate interest in communicating the importance of agriculture to policymakers, the news media, and the public.

Nominees must have demonstrated their ability to communicate by written material; public presentations; and/or the use of television, radio, or other social media. They should be recognized by their peers as scientists who have made significant contributions in their professional fields.
The award is dedicated to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, “The Man Who Fed the World” and author of CAST publication #1, and to Dr. Charles A. Black, first CAST President, first Executive Vice President, and member of the founding committee of CAST. These two men embody the passion and dedication to agricultural research and technology that this award is designed to reward.

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