Biotechnology in food production is the focus of a presentation featuring Julie Borlaug on April 12 at 7 p.m. on the South Dakota State University Campus in Brookings.

South Dakota Farm Bureau is joining the South Dakota State University Swine Club, and other campus organizations and industry partners to sponsor the event.

There is no charge to attend the presentation that begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus and attendees are encouraged to bring a food item that will be donated to the Brookings Food Pantry.

Members of the South Dakota Collegiate Farm Bureau will be serving as ushers and helping with the question and answer session of the event.

“The passion that she has to feed the world is quite fascinating,” said Mariah Kessler who serves as President of the Collegiate Farm Bureau. “We are honored to have the opportunity to help with the event.”

Julie Borlaug’s grandfather Norman E. Borlaug, was known as the Father of the Green Revolution. She serves as the Assistant Director of Partnerships at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University.  Since the passing of her grandfather, Julie has worked to continue his legacy through developing agricultural partnerships between public, private and philanthropic groups to further the Borlaug legacy.