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October 6, 2015



Cargill executive Greg Page to speak Oct. 12 about climate change, food production

By Pat Melgares

Greg Page

Greg Page, the executive chairman of Cargill, Inc., will speak about the economic impact of climate change on the world's food production.

Page, a Cargill employee since 1974, will present "Climate Change and the Future of Food Production" at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in McCain Auditorium. Admission is free and open to all.

In addition to his work at Cargill, Page is a member of the Risky Business project, which was formed in mid-2014 to prepare American companies for climate change. Page serves on the project's risk committee, which includes five former White House cabinet members, two former mayors, two billionaires and several distinguished businessmen.

As a member of the project's risk committee, Page has urged members of Congress and U.S. farmers to take climate change seriously. He encourages American business and government leaders to have serious conversations about accommodating climate change scenarios in the future.

Page's lecture at Kansas State University is the second in the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture series. Robert Fraley, the chief technology officer for the Monsanto Company, presented the inaugural lecture in January.

For more information on Page's campus appearance, or to watch his talk live on Oct. 12, visit www.k-state.edu/globalfood/lecture-series.

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