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Students and Experts to Discuss Global Issues Concerning Agriculture

Posted on: November 01, 2019

The Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Beta Zeta Mu, will hold its annual convocation on Tuesday, November 5, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the College’s Rocklin Center.  The convocation is centered around the theme “’Global Agricultural Challenges.” This event is free and open to the public. As part of the event, PTK students are hosting a silent auction until November 4 outside of the WITCC bookstore. Proceeds will be donated to local charities to help people in need.

The panel of speakers includes Dr. Steve Meyer, an orthopedic surgeon with years of humanitarian work in West Africa, focusing on agricultural problems for the people of Tanzania.  He is the founder of STEMM, which stands for Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries. Speaker Gary D. Wright is a Farm Management Specialist with the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Wright is also a Certified Succession Coordinator with International Farm Transition Network. Steve Warnstadt, Government Relations and Special Projects Coordinator at Western Iowa Tech Community College, is also speaking, providing insights how the agriculture industry impacts the economy.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor’s society for two-year college students. It recognizes students’ academic achievement and is based on four principal hallmarks: scholarship, leadership service and fellowship.  The convocation is the WITCC Honor Society’s annual researched-based project that sheds light on global and community issues.

For more information about the event, contact Sima Dabir at sima.dabir@witcc.edu.

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