Next Tuesday, November 19, the Food Dialogues®: Iowa will take place in collaboration with the The Iowa Corn Promotion Board, the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. Experts representing a variety of perspectives will lead a dynamic conversation about where your food comes from and how it is produced. 

The Iowa event will feature the panel discussion, “A Frank Discussion about Food,” which will explore the varying opinions of farmers, ranchers and industry leaders to help answer questions consumers have about GMO’s, local and organic foods, and everything in between. The discussion will be moderated by award winning journalist John Bachman, and includes the following panelists:
  • Larry Cleverley, Organic Farmer
  • Wayne Humphreys, Crop and Livestock Farmer
  • Katie Olthoff, CommonGround™ Volunteer and Turkey Farmer
  • Dave Murphy, Founder and Executive Director of Food Democracy Now!
  • Dr. Wayne Parrott, Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia
  • John Schillinger, Ph.D., Crop Researcher
The panel discussions will stream live at starting at 7:00 p.m. CST. You can also help drive the conversation by submitting your questions for the panelists at
Follow the discussion on Twitter from @USFRA and join the conversation by using the hashtag #FoodD. Share this information with your social media followers, and urge them to join the conversation too!
To learn more about the event and the panelist lineup, visit
For more information on the Food Dialogues: Iowa sponsors, check out the ICPB and ICGA on Facebook and on Twitter at @iowa_corn.