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K-State Today

September 16, 2011



Here she is: Miss America 2011 to discuss agriculture background, importance of food security in K-State presentation

By Communications and Marketing

A presentation by Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, at Kansas State University will look at the importance of agriculture and food security to the nation.

Scanlan will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in K-State's McCain Auditorium as part of the Upson Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the K-State student and young alumni group, Food For Thought. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations of nonperishable food items for the Flint Hills Breadbasket are encouraged.

Scanlan will share experiences from her agricultural upbringing and discuss the importance of agriculture and food security to our nation. She also will sign posters for attendees.

Raised in Gering, Neb., Scanlan has strong ties to production agriculture. Since being crowned as Miss America in January, she has initiated partnerships with The Hand That Feeds U.S. and other agriculture groups to help spread the positive message about food production in the United States.

Food for Thought, the lecture series' sponsor, is a grass-roots group of K-State students and young alumni who strive to bridge the gap between consumers and production agriculture. The group includes undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students as well as young alumni, who work under the guidance of Dan Thomson, the director of K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute, and Don Boggs, associate dean of the K-State College of Agriculture.

More information about Food For Thought is available on the group's blog, http://bloggingfoodforthought.blogspot.com/, on Twitter, http://twitter.com/fftgroup, or on Facebook.

For more information about the lecture, contact Chelsea Good, a Food for Thought member, at chelsgood@gmail.com or 913-735-9065.