From Katusha Galitzine on December 11th, 2015
This recording is of Dr. Kelvin Grant's November 3 presentation: A Dream Deferred...A Journey from Rural to Corporate AmericaDr. Grant is a Maize research scientist at DuPont Pioneer in Ithaca MI. He serves as an industry representative on the board of the Michigan Corn Growers Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Gratiot County Community Foundation; Michigan FFA Foundation; Gratiot County Farm Bureau (President) and the Gratiot County United Way (President). Dr. Grant grew up on a 1500 acre family farm in rural North Carolina where he was inspired to go into agriculture by the farming tradition of his Native‐American Tuscarosa family. Despite being discouraged from going into science by those that said halfblack, half‐indigenous people did not become successful scientists, Dr. Grant graduated from the University of Maryland, and did his graduate work in plant breeding and genetics at Cornell. He will speak about the cultural shifts between the reservation, academia, and corporate America, and how to navigate those differences throughout the course of a career.