For more than 25 years, the University of Minnesota’s Jean Kinsey has studied the issues of getting food to hungry people – and the economics, policies and opportunities involved.She will relay her passion at the annual D.W. Brooks Lecture as she speaks on “Feeding Billions: Local Solutions or Global Distribution” Oct. 5 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The annual lecture and awards ceremony will start at 11 a.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.Kinsey hopes her audience will come away from the talk with “a better understanding of, and interest in, the magnitude of the world food system and how it is interdependent with many other phenomenon such as climate change, water shortages, human health and poverty,” she said through an e-mail from South Africa.“I am currently attending the World Food Congress in South Africa, where much of the discussion is about world hunger (food security),” Kinsey said, “and why it is so important to increase not only food production through modern technology, but to develop local distribution systems so food will reach the people who are hungry.”Kinsey’s lecture will precede the presentation of this year’s D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards for Excellence. The awards are given annually to UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty members who excel in teaching, research, Extension, public service or global programs.The awards were established in 1981 to recognize excellence in the CAES teaching program. In 1983, it expanded to include research, Extension and county Extension programs. An award for global programs was added in 1988 and is given in alternate years.The lecture and awards are named for the late D.W. Brooks, the founder of Gold Kist, Inc. Brooks was an advisor to seven U.S. presidents on agriculture and trade issues. He also started Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies in 1941 to provide insurance to farmers. The CAES sponsors the annual lecture series in his memory.Kinsey is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, where she has been on the faculty since 1976. From 1995-2010, she was the director of The Food Industry Center, a center focused on food industry research.She conducts research and teaches on topics such as food consumption trends, obesity, consumer buying behavior, consumer attitudes about food terrorism, food industry preparations for food protection and defense against potential terrorism, urban access to healthy food in urban neighborhoods, and the global food supply system.
Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “I read something where Cody said he didn’t want to believe the hype. That’s a good thing,” Roberts said. “He’s in a good space right now. The process is good, the results are good.” “It’s a combination of things,” Roberts said of the strides Bellinger has made after taking a step back in his sophomore season. “But I will say that the mental clarity is probably, for me, the most important. Underneath that, you’ve got mechanics, you’ve got approach, you’ve got conversations that he’s having with teammates, with the hitting guys – all this kind of stuff. When I look back on last year until now, it’s slowed down. It’s clarity of mind.“I think it clicked from the winter. The conversations he had from the winter, going into spring training – and I thought he was swinging the bat real well in spring training – and now carrying it over into the season.”The early-season success has reinforced those lessons learned during the winter and spring, Roberts said. And the manager was glad to read Bellinger’s comments after Sunday’s game, saying he was trying not to let “the hype” over his hot start get in his head. Bellinger did that well enough in the first 10 games to enter Monday leading the majors in home runs (seven), RBIs (18), slugging percentage (1.023), hits (20), total bases (45) and runs (17). According to Stats LLC, only two other players since 1920 have started the season by scoring 15 or more runs and driving in 15 or more in their team’s first 10 games of a season – Babe Ruth in 1926 (15 runs, 16 RBIs) and Willie Mays in 1964 (17 runs, 18 RBIs).More to Roberts’ point about Bellinger’s improved plate discipline – he went into Monday’s game with more home runs than strikeouts (six).Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire ST. LOUIS — Cody Bellinger was named the National League Player of the Week for his rampage through the Giants’ and Rockies’ pitching staffs last week.But this week could go a long way to showing whether Bellinger’s opening salvo was just a hot streak or a sign that he truly has evolved into an elite hitter in his third season.“I think it’s a hot streak as far as results,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But I do think this is who he is as far as he’s a guy I expect to consistently stay in the strike zone and to take walks. Because what’s going to happen is the league is really going to see how hot he is and they’re going to pitch around him. He’s got to be willing to take those walks and let the guy behind him (hit) – that’s going to be the challenge.“And that’s what you’re going to see, I wouldn’t be surprised, this series and going forward. Everyone watches the highlights and you’re not going to let the hot guy beat you. But for a young player, that’s where you have to still stay stubborn in the strike zone.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more