JJC Alumni Dave Westphal to Present “Developing Food Security for Africa” Lecture on Feb. 3


Dave Westphal

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend a presentation by agricultural researcher and JJC alumni Dave Westphal on Friday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the U-Building Auditorium, Room U-1024 on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The event is free, and is presented by the JJC Department of Agriculture Sciences.

Westphal, the founder and CEO of D3 Consulting, LLC., will share his expertise in international agricultural development and will discuss food security in Africa. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

“Dave is a tremendous example of the contributions made by a JJC alumni to the challenge of feeding the world’s population more efficiently and at a lower cost,” said Agriculture Professor Bill Johnson. “He has been involved worldwide from China to Africa to bring the benefits of food technology to millions of poor and malnourished people.  With the world population expected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, this challenge is even greater in the future.”

For more information about JJC’s agriculture program, visit www.jjc.edu/agriculture-horticulture.

About David Westpahl:

David Westphal is an accomplished executive possessing more than 46 years of diverse management experience in worldwide agribusiness. He has a long history of management expertise within agri-business and the Seed Industry had has performed in a variety of positions both domestically and internationally for Cargill and Monsanto and consultant with AGRA for over 5 years.

Dave is recognized for expertise in: starting new businesses, problem solving, setting strategy and direction, finances, capital projects and acquisitions, recruiting and developing people, marketing and creating product value and developing business environments deemed as a great place to work.

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