2017 Harvest LunchName: 2017 Harvest LunchDate: October 18, 2017Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDTRegistration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.Event Description:
This is the “crown jewel event” of the Agriculture Committee. The Harvest Luncheon celebrates agriculture by featuring current issues. This is a great opportunity for your business to show your support for the agricultural industry and its impact on the local and regional economy.
This year's Harvest Luncheon is $40 to attend. Chamber members will receive a discounted rate of $30 per ticket.
The keynote speaker at this year's Harvest Luncheon is Dr. Sukant Misra. Dr. Misra will address U.S. agriculture’s place in feeding a growing world while ensuring stability through food security.
Dr. Sukant Misra
Dr. Sukant Misra, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs at Texas Tech University (TTU), is responsible for, along with the Vice Provost of International Affairs, the oversight of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). Previous to that, he served as the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) from 2002 to 2014. He has served Texas Tech University in various faculty and administrative capacities since his initial employment as a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in 1993. Prior to joining Texas Tech, he was a researcher at the University of Georgia for three years. He received his Bachelor and Master's degrees in Analytical and Applied Economics from Utkal University, India, in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He obtained a second Master of Science degree in 1986 and his doctorate in Agricultural Economics in 1989, both from Mississippi State University.
Misra has experience in managing and coordinating many large, faculty-driven, research programs and international initiatives and has many contacts at international institutions, including leading universities in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Romania, Tajikistan, and Turkey. Misra has visited over 25 countries and has worked closely with faculty and administration of many international institutions. He is currently responsible for the overall coordination of a university-wide effort to open TTU’s first international degree-awarding campus in Costa Rica.