NDSU’s Tilton speaks to RotaryJim Tilton, North Dakota State Science Department faculty member, was the guest speaker at the Jamestown Rotary Club weekly meeting. He was introduced by Rotary member Doug Frohlich.
Jim Tilton, North Dakota State Science Department faculty member, was the guest speaker at the Jamestown Rotary Club weekly meeting. He was introduced by Rotary member Doug Frohlich.
Tilton gave a program on “America’s Pork.” By the year 2050 the world’s population will be 9.3 billion. It will need 100 percent more food than is now produced. Worldwide there are 925 million people who are hungry. More than 720 children die from hunger every hour, Tilton said. In America there are 50 million people who do not have food. Of that number, 16 million are children, he said. There is a need to maximize the amount of production per unit — either per acre or per animal. One American farmer feeds 155 people per year, Tilton said. There has been a dramatic change in the feeding of pigs to maximize protein. Pork is 16 percent leaner than 25 years ago and saturated fat has dropped by 27 percent. The U.S. has the safest food supply in the world, Tilton said.
Quincy Backen presided over the meeting. “Happy Dollars” were collected by Sergeant of Arms Teresa Brecto. The invocation was given by Duane Dunn and Eric Monson led the singing. Gail Martin reminded club members to sell tickets for the rose sale. Roses will be picked up at Don’s House of Flowers and the Buffalo Mall on Oct. 13. Workers will be needed on the Friday before to cut stems. An update on the “Book It Forward” program was given as this is a project the Rotary supports. It was announced that North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 9 meeting. Rotary member Dave Smette gave an update on the International Rotary zone meeting he attended in Michigan.
Guests at the meeting included Rex and Sharon Duogn from the Rotary Club in Danville, Ind. Troy Lefevre, Stutsman County assistant state’s attorney, was also a guest of the club.
Next week Tom Eckstein will give the invocation and songs will be directed by Tim Ottmar. The club will have committee meetings for the program.