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Senator Kit Bond Hosts Energy Roundtable
On May 28, Senator Kit Bond A key interest of the Danforth
hosted an energy roundtable Center roundtable was how
discussion at the Danforth plant science is moving us
Center. Attended by nearly along the path to sustainable
200 people, the well-received energy. An important part of
event was one stop on Senator the dialogue was the impact of
Bond’s six-city series of energy and food demands on
meetings to discuss energy agriculture.
policy around the state. In
Senator Bond commended the
addition to Senator Bond, the
panel for their efforts. “Your
roundtable included Danforth
innovations are supplying
Center President Dr. Roger
homegrown energy solutions to
Beachy, Vice President for
Missouri and the nation,” Bond
Research Dr. Jan Jaworski and
told the group. “The sustainable
many other energy experts
plant energy sources you are
from places such as Monsanto
researching will provide us with
and Washington University in
clean and sustainable energy
St. Louis.
Senator Kit Bond
supplies.”
Newell S. “Jim” Knight, Jr. Honored for Service
Mr. Newell S. “Jim” Knight, Jr.
is known for his enthusiasm,
dedication, and passionate
commitment to securing
support for plant science. So it
is fitting that he would be both
the inaugural recipient, and
the namesake, of the Center’s
new “Newell S. ‘Jim’ Knight,
Jr. Volunteer Award.” Jim
Knight served as the Danforth
Center Friends Committee
Chair from 2005-2007, and
has been a tireless advocate
for plant science and the
Danforth Center. Currently
Derek Rapp, Jim Knight, Janet Knight and William Danforth serving as Chairman Emeritus
celebrate after the ceremony.
of the Friends Committee, he
continues to secure support
for the Center.
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