December 14, 2015

How do we come together to “feed the world” and end poverty?

In March 2016, Dordt College and Partners Worldwide, long with the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service and World Renew, will explore that question in a Global Agriculture Summit that will focus on connecting and equipping attendees for positive action.

The summit will bring together an international group of leaders from the fields of agriculture, business, community development, and academia for an intensive two day conference on how Christians, farmers, and non-governmental organizations can work together to restore our world.

Organizers anticipate a faith-driven dialogue on agriculture that is designed to draw hundreds to Dordt College to create connections and relationships locally and globally.

David Beckmann, World Food Prize laureate and president of Bread for the World, will be one of the conference keynote speakers. Other speakers include Fred Kirschenmann, Fellow at the Leopold Center at Iowa State; Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Dept. of Economic Development; Mary Andringa, Chair of the Board, Vermeer Corporation; Kevin Murphy, Owner of Food-Chain Communications; Haron Wachira, Owner of Akili Holdings Ltd., Kenya; and Cheryl Broetje, Owner of Broetje Orchards in Washington State.

In addition, over 60 workshops and presentations will be given on topics such as impact investing,  agriculture as economic development, and community development, as well as producer innovation workshops on soil management, conservation farming, new crops, and farm business management.

Find out more about the summit and register to attend for one day or both days at For information about sponsoring the summit, and for additional information about the conference and its partners, please check the event website.