Hello Dolly: The biotechnology revolution for agriculture has arrived

An Iowa Communications Network (ICN) seminar will be held on March 2, 1998, to discuss the current issues surrounding technological advances in agriculture. Recent innovations such as the cloned sheep, Dolly, erupted international controversy in the political and scientific realms of agriculture. This supplementary seminar is provided in conjunction with the 1998 National Forum for Agriculture. Come and voice your opinions on biotechnology issues affecting every citizen in the present and the near future. The topics to be presented at the ICN sites are as follows:

Biotechnology and Agriculture: A Catalyst for Revolutionary Change

7:00-7:20 p.m.

Sano Shimoda, President,

BioSciences Securities, Inc.

Audience questions, 7:20-7:30 p.m.

Biotechnology in the European Community: Policies and their Motivation

7:30-7:45 p.m.

Noel Devisch, President, Boerenbond

Belgian Farmers Union

Biotechnology and the U.S. Farmer

7:45-8:00 p.m.

Dean Kleckner, President

American Farm Bureau Federation

Audience Questions

8:00-9:00 p.m.

Stan Johnson, Moderator

Vice Provost for ISU Extension

You can attend the seminar at any one of the following ICN sites:

  • Ames, 1483 Veterinary Medicine Building, Iowa State University
  • Afton, East Union High School, 1916 High School Dr.
  • Algona, National Guard, 1511 North POW Camp Road, ICN Classroom
  • Atlantic, Atlantic Middle School, Room 109, 1100 Linn St.
  • Calmar, Northeast Iowa Community College, Highway 150, Industrial Technology Building, Rm. 115
  • Carroll, National Guard, Highway 30, 1712 Leclark Rd., ICN Classroom
  • Cedar Rapids, College Community Schools (formerly Prairie Schools), 401 76th Ave. SW, Room F203
  • Marshalltown, High School, 1602 South 2nd Ave., Rm. 173
  • Mason City, North Iowa Area Community College 3, 500 College Drive, Careers Bldg., Rm. CB129
  • Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Treatment Center 2, 1200 East Washington St. Cart (restricted access)
  • Muscatine, National Guard, 1421 Park Ave., ICN Classroom
  • Ottumwa, National Guard, 2858 N. Court Rd., ICN Classroom
  • Peosta, Northeast Iowa Area Community College 1, 10250 Sundown Rd., Conference Center, Rm. 139
  • Sioux Center, AEA 4, 1382 4th Ave. NE, Rm. 103
  • Storm Lake, Buena Vista I, 610 W. 4th St. Rm. 7a
  • West Des Moines, Learning Resource Center, 3550 George Mills Civic Parkway, Indian Hills Conference Rm. 132

For more information on the National Forum for Agriculture, contact Billi Hunt at the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation (515-286-4965). The forum will be held on March 2 and 3, 1998, at the Marriott Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa The National Forum for Agriculture is sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Council of the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation, the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University, and Iowa State University Extension.

See also the Forum Schedule and additional information.

This article originally appeared on page 21 of the IC-480 (2) -- February 16, 1998 issue.

Updated 02/15/1998 - 1:00pm