President, Borlaug Foundation; Vice President for External Affairs and Public Relations, Invaio Sciences

For 18 years, Julie Borlaug has worked in international agricultural development,  agricultural communications, and corporate relations. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Norman Borlaug, the American agronomist who led initiatives around the world that contributed to the increases in agricultural production referred to as the Green Revolution. Borlaug works to champion his legacy and lend a voice to his desire to see more collaborative partnerships across sectors and scientific disciplines to end hunger.

As vice president for external relations and public relations at Invaio, Borlaug is dedicated to improving agricultural communications by bringing innovative, bold messaging to the agriculture sector. By using new avenues to reach out to collaborators, farmers, consumers, industry associations, federal, state and local governments as well as NGOs, she hopes more people will become involved, understand and support the need for agriculture technologies.

Prior to joining Invaio, Julie served vice president for external affairs at Inari and as associate director of external affairs at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture as well as strategic initiatives for corporate relations at Texas A&M AgriLife Research for 15 years.