March-April 2009

Recent Agreements
The ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has recently signed agreements with the following institutions:

Country Institution
Denmark University of Aarhus, Faculty of Agriculture
Thailand The Thailand Research Fund

CALS Spring Break Travel Courses

Country Course Title Department Group Leader(s) Number of Participants
Argentina Agricultural Production, Business, and Trade in Argentina Economics
Agronomy
Sergio Lence
Ebby Luvaga
Tom Loynachan
29
Costa Rica Soils and Crops in Costa Rica Agronomy Randy Killorn
Lee Burras
10
Costa Rica Integrated Management of Tropical Crops Plant Pathology
Entomology
Horticulture
Mark Gleason
Donald Lewis
Gail Nonnecke
17

Study Abroad Focus Group Sessions
The Ag Study Abroad office will conduct focus group sessions among CALS students to gather ideas for program recruiting as well as better serving CALS students in the future. Several sessions designed both for students that have never studied abroad and also for students that have study abroad experience have already been successfully completed. The next session specifically for students that have previous study abroad experience is scheduled for Monday March 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m., location TBA. Please contact Adam Ebert for further information.

Two Ukraine Interns Working with Animal Science Professors
The CALS Study Abroad office is hosting two interns from the National Agricultural University of Ukraine, Kyiv. Vita Shliapkina and Vitalii Siver will stay at ISU through the Spring 2009 semester. They are auditing classes and working with Dr. Doug Kenealy in the Animal Science Department.

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
February 18, 2009  China (Ministry of Agriculture) 5 government officials

Animal Science
Doug Kenealy

March 8-9, 2009  Russia (Fulbright Scholar) Dmitry Krupornitskiiy ABE
Brian Steward
March - September, 2009  Italy (University of Bari) Alexandros S. Anifantis ABE
Ramesh Kanwar
March - September, 2009  Romania (University Dunarea de Jos - Galati) Aura Daraba FSHN
Dong Ahn
April 13 - May 3, 2009  Argentina (Agricultural Research Institute) Emilia Rivero Agronomy
Antonio Mallarino

 Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • Raymond Arritt, Agronomy, Austria, invited presentation at international conference
  • Heidi Asbjornsen, NREM, Mexico, research
  • Bruce Babcock, Economics, South Africa, project collaboration
  • Charles Burras, Agronomy, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Ching-Shihn Chen, ABE, England, project collaboration
  • Joel Coats, Entomology, France, participate in international conference
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Indonesia, project collaboration
  • Steve Freeman, ABE, Georgia, project collaboration
  • Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • William Graves, Horticulture, Mexico, research
  • Dermot Hayes, Economics, Costa Rica, participate in Ensminger School
  • Denise Hix, EEOB, Australia, student travel course site visits
  • Brian Hornbuckle, Agronomy, Spain, participate in international conference
  • Thomas Isenhart, NREM, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jay-lin Jane, FSHN, Costa Rica, present workshop
  • Susan Johnson, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, winter nursery work
  • Ramesh Kanwar, ABE, Israel, participate in international conference
  • Nir Keren, ABE, Israel, participate in international conference
  • Randy Killorn, Agronomy, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • Kendall Lamkey, Agronomy, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Sergio Lence, Economics, Argentina, lead student travel course
  • Donald Lewis, Entomology, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • Matt Liebman, Agronomy, Spain, participate in international conference
  • Tom Loynachan, Agronomy, Argentina, lead student travel course
  • Ebby Luvaga, Economics, Argentina, lead student travel course
  • David Minner, Horticulture, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Ken Moore, Agronomy, The Netherlands, participate in international conference
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, Costa Rica, Uganda, lead student travel course; project collaboration
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Honduras, present workshop; recruit students
  • Carissa Park, Animal Science, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Kenneth Stalder, Animal Science, Finland, research
  • Eugene Takle, Agronomy, Denmark, participate in international conference
  • Mark Westgate, Agronomy, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Carol Williams, Agronomy, Spain, participate in international conference
  • Hongwei Xin, ABE, England, invited presentation at international conference

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