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Novus to Sponsor International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Conference

Novus to Sponsor International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Conference
Students, academics and industry leaders will gather to focus on key issues affecting global food security

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 5, 2015) – Novus International, Inc., a global leader in animal nutrition, announces its support as a Platinum Sponsor for the 25th Annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Conference held this year in St. Paul, Minn. The four-day event features a student case competition, symposium and world forum focused on global food security. An international audience of students, academics and industry leaders will gather June 14 – 17, 2015, at the St. Paul River Center for the conference. 

"I am proud to see the continued involvement of Novus in the important work that IFAMA is doing to advance the agribusiness sector through this conference,” said Thad Simons, president of IFAMA. "Novus continues to lead the industry in its commitment to innovation and global citizenship."

The IFAMA World Conference is a unique international platform for discussion, networking and innovation around issues in food and agribusiness management. During this year’s conference, IFAMA will launch “Become the Solution: Food Security 2050,” a three-year initiative that will engage a diverse global network on three critical and intersecting issues facing the challenge of feeding the estimated nine billion people who will live on the planet by 2050: People, Climate and Big Data. As a part of the round-table discussions around these three major themes, Novus will host a session focused on impacting the next generation of agricultural professionals titled, “STEM Education Development within the Agricultural Field for Technologically Advanced Food Production Systems in the 21st Century”.

 “Scientific advancements have enabled producers to meet today’s agricultural demands, but we are looking to the next generation to continue to develop new technologies to help feed the world’s growing population, while using resources more efficiently,” commented François Fraudeau, president and chief executive officer of Novus. “Novus is proud to sponsor this year’s IFAMA conference, as it will explore critical issues facing the food industry.”

Over the last ten years, Novus has assisted in career development for more than 250 life sciences students, giving them a global perspective of the impact that can be made in agriculture.

More information and registration details about the 2015 IFAMA World Conference are available at www.ifama.org/2015. For more information about Novus, visit www.novusint.com.  


The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) is a nonprofit organization that unites industry, students, academics, government leaders and other key stakeholders across the value chain of food production and consumption – to improve the global food and agribusiness system in response to the changing needs of the world. Founded in 1990, IFAMA fosters information sharing, knowledge advancement, discussion, debate, networking and career development through members across more than 50 countries. The annual IFAMA World conference is the organization's cornerstone event, where leading experts address the most current and pressing issues in food and agriculture. Visit www.ifama.org to learn more.

About Novus International, Inc.

Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in over 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients.

Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information, visit www.novusint.com. ©2015 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.