Economic Policy Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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Dennis T. Avery, Director Center for Global Food Issues
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute


On Tuesday, November 14 th Lindenwood University hosted the 13th seminar in the Economic Policy Lecture Series featuring Mr. Dennis Avery. Avery is Director of the Center for Global Food Issues has been speaking on “How High-Yield Farming Saves Nature.”  

From 1980-1988, Dennis T. Avery served as agricultural analyst for the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for assessing the foreign-policy implications of food and farming developments worldwide. At Hudson , Avery continues to monitor developments in world food production, farm product demand, the safety and security of food supplies, and the sustainability of world agriculture. As a staff member of the President's National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, he wrote the Commission's landmark report, "Food and Fiber for the Future."

Avery studied agricultural economics at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin . He holds awards for outstanding performance from three different government agencies and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1983.

Acting President Dr. James Evans talks with Dennis Avery after lecture.

Student taking advantage of the Q and A period.

Dennis Avery presents a lively lecture.