Sept. 21, 2011

 

Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry
set for Feb. 4 in Indianapolis

The 2012 Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association Fish Fry has been scheduled for Feb. 4 in Indianapolis with Howard G. Buffett as featured speaker.

The event will be held in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion on the Indiana State Fairgrounds starting at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, will be available later this fall.

Buffett is president of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private foundation with a primary mission to address global food security through sustainable agricultural production and improved resource management. The foundation provides $40 million to $55 million in annual grant funding primarily in Africa, Latin America and the United States.

Buffett also operates a 1,400-acre personal farm in central Illinois, manages a 400-acre family-owned farm in eastern Nebraska, and oversees two research farms owned by the foundation - a 2,500-acre farm in Decatur, Ill., and a 9,200-acre farm in South Africa.

He served in senior executive positions at Archer Daniels Midland Co. and the GSI Group. He is now serving on several corporate and nonprofit boards.

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