President, Borlaug Foundation; Vice President for External Affairs and Public Relations, Invaio Sciences
For 18 years, Julie Borlaug has successfully worked in international agricultural development, agricultural communications, external and corporate relations. As granddaughter of Dr. Norman Borlaug, she works to champion his legacy and lend a voice to his desire to see more successful collaborative partnerships across sectors and scientific disciplines to bring better and faster innovation to end hunger.
As V.P. for External Relations and PR at Invaio, Julie is dedicated to improving agricultural communications by bringing innovative, bold messaging to the agriculture sector. By opening a different dialogue and using new, fresh avenues to reach out and partner with 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 V. P. 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.
Julie Borlaug works to champion her grandfather’s legacy and lend a voice to his desire to see more successful collaborative partnerships across sectors and scientific disciplines to bring better and faster innovation to end hunger.
She is the the President of the Borlaug Foundation and Ms. Borlaug serves on several boards and advisory councils, including the Council of Advisory for World Food Prize, Advisor to CIMMYT, Global Farmer Network advisory board, Champion’s Council Network for the UN Food Systems Summit, Board of Trustee for Agricultural Science & Technology (CAST,) U.S. National Food Systems Dialogues, the Texas A&M Agriculture Vice Chancellor’s advisory board, Counterpart, Thought for Food Challenge Board and the Global Coalition for Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture.
Ms. Borlaug received a B.A. from Texas A&M in international studies and political science and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.