Matt Burkhart, Vice President and General Manager for Raven Industries, Inc. Applied Technology Division, spoke last Thursday at the World Food Prize, an event in Des Moines, IA that attracts international attention.
Burkhart spoke about global food production and precision agriculture and shared the stage with speakers such as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and philanthropist Howard Buffet. “It’s an honor to speak to such a distinguished audience,” he said. “It is very humbling to be included in such an amazing event which is often called The Nobel Prize of Agriculture.”
The event recognizes people who have increased the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. It drew more than 1,000 people.