Date: Nov. 15 , 2010
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Dr. Gebisa Ejeta Concludes 57th Sinai Forum Season
Dr. Gebisa Ejeta
The 57 th season of the Sinai Forum Presented by Purdue University North Central will conclude its season on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at Elston Middle School in Michigan City with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University distinguished professor of Agronomy, discussing his lifelong quest to alleviate the chronic worldwide food shortage.
Ejeta has experienced a remarkable journey himself. Born in a one-room hut in rural Ethiopia, his personal quest for an education led him to become an esteemed professor, plant breeder and geneticist. He is acknowledged to be one of the foremost authorities in his field. His work centers on sorghum - the fifth most important cereal crop in the world, a staff of life for more than 500 million people in developing countries and the second most important feed crop in the U.S.
Ejeta's work earned him the 2009 World Food Prize, considered the Noble Prize in agriculture.
His compelling personal story and the important work he does on an international level as well as in the United State , will make this truly an important program not to be missed.
Tickets may be purchased at the door. Any student with a valid ID will be admitted free. Additional information about the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum is available at www.sinaiforum.org .