May-June 2008

Fulbright Opportunities in Agriculture
The 2009-10 U.S. Fulbright Scholar application cycle is now open. Seven countries, Benin, Botswana, Guinea, Hungary, Mozambique, Rwanda and Zambia, have an award specifically for teaching courses and conducting research related to agriculture. Specializations requested range from agronomy to forestry to agricultural economics and include other farm management areas. Many other African and European countries have an “All Disciplines” award, for which applications are accepted in any area of study that is taught at a participating host institution. Likewise, South Africa has a broad “Science and Technology” award that encompasses agriculture.

For specific award information and to apply please visit www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

Interested parties are encouraged to contact the following staff regarding interest and questions about applying for awards in Africa and Europe:

Africa
Debra Egan, Assistant Director; 202-686-6230
Matthew Fortier, Program Associate; 202-686-4027
Kelly Makowiecki, Program Officer (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania); 202-686-6254

Europe, East and North
Muriel Joffe, Assistant Director, 202-686-6249
Kevin Orchison, Program Associate, 202-686-7852

Complete application materials are due at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) by August 1, 2008. Please note that U.S. citizenship and a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree are required.

Paid International Internships with the USDA Foreign Ag Service
USDA-FAS is looking for outstanding senior and graduate level college and university students to work in our OVERSEAS offices to promote U.S. agricultural interests through the International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP) for Spring and Summer, 2009. The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, one of the 4 U.S. government foreign service agencies, places about 10 students each semester (spring, summer and fall) with excellent analysis, marketing, writing, language and organizational skills and experience to work on international agricultural trade policy issues, commodity and market analysis and organizing trade events in our overseas offices for a 10-16 week PAID INTERNSHIP. U.S. citizen students who are majoring in a business or science related agricultural field, i.e. Ag Econ, Econ, Finance, Business or Marketing, International Studies or Relations, Law or in a Biotechnology Program are eligible. Online registration for Spring 2009 semester closes on July 1, 2008, and Summer 2009 application deadline is November 15, 2008. Contact internships@fas.usda.gov for more information about the International Agricultural Internship Program.

CALS Study Abroad Travel Courses Set for Summer, 2008

Country Department Focus Group Leaders Dates
China
South Korea
GAP
NREM
Great Expectations: The Three Gorges Dam and Other Development Projects in China and South Korea

Dick Schultz
Denise Bjelland
Mike Quist
Difei Shen

May 11 - June 14, 2008
Costa Rica Agronomy Soils and Crops of Costa Rica Randy Killorn
Lee Burras
May 10 - 20, 2008
Denmark Animal Science Nordic Agriculture Colin Johnson
Ken Stalder
May 11 - 31, 2008
Germany Economics Bioenergy, Food and Agriculture Robert Jolly
William Edwards
Stacey Noe
May 13 - May 23, 2008
India ABE
FSHN
Horticulture
Integrated Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Systems: Improving Rural Livelihoods in India Gail Nonnecke
Steve Freeman
Manju Reddy
May 14 - June 14, 2008
Panama Agronomy International Program in Sustainable Development Russ Mullen
Anne Hawkins
May 11 - June 9, 2008
Peru FSHN Multidisciplinary Experiential Study of International Nutrition in Peru Cheryll Reitmeier
Grace Marquis
May 31- June 27, 2008
Spain Agronomy
Animal Science
GAP
Euro-Mediterranean Study Abroad Program

Lance Gibson
Jeff Berger
Eduarda Becerra

May 10-22, 2008
The Netherlands Horticulture Experience The Netherlands

Ann Marie VanderZanden
Cindy Haynes
Dick Gladon

May 11-22, 2008
Uganda Agronomy
Horticulture
Service Learning in Uganda: Creating a School Garden Gail Nonnecke
Lee Burras
June 1 - July 5, 2008

 

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
April 16 - August 2, 2008

 Serbia

Milan Ivanovic

Plant Pathology
Mark Gleason
April 22, 2008  Nigeria 6 government officials Ag Admin
David Acker
May 7, 2009  China 5 government officials Sustainable Agriculture
Matt Liebman
May 20 - September 20, 2008  Bulgaria (Trakia University) Todor Mitev
Emil Mitev

ABE
Robert Burns

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • David Acker, Ag Admin, India, Uganda, research project collaboration, travel course follow-up
  • Rajeev Arora, Horticulture, Denmark, Czech Republic, invited presentation at international conference, graduate committee
  • Bruce Babcock, Economics, Italy, invited presentation, lectures
  • Thomas Baum, Plant Pathology, Germany, project collaboration
  • Eduarda Becerra, GAP, Spain, co-lead student travel course
  • Jeffrey Berger, Animal Science, Spain, co-lead student travel course
  • Denise Bjelland, GAP, China, South Korea, co-lead student travel course
  • Lee Burras, Agronomy, Costa Rica, Uganda, co-lead student travel course
  • Ching-Shihn Chen, ABE, Taiwan, invited presentations/lectures
  • Nick Christians, Horticulture, Italy, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joe Colletti, Ag Admin, South Korea, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jodi Cornell, GAP, New Zealand, site visit for future student experiences
  • Jack Dekker, Agronomy, Italy, France, project collaboration
  • Jack Dekkers, Animal Science, The Netherlands, teach short course
  • Kathleen Delate, Agronomy, Spain, invited presentation at international conference
  • William Edwards, Economics, Germany, co-lead student travel course
  • Shui-Zhang Fei, Horticulture, South Korea, invited presentation at international conference
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, France, teach classes, participate in dissertation exam
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, France, teach classes, participate in dissertation exam
  • Steve Freeman, ABE, India, co-lead student travel course
  • Amy Froelich, Statistics, Mexico, invited presentation at international conference
  • Dorian Garrick, Animal Science, New Zealand, Canada, advisory board meeting, participate in international conference
  • Lance Gibson, Agronomy, Spain, co-lead student travel course
  • Richard Gladon, Horticulture, The Netherlands, co-lead student travel course
  • Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology, Serbia, participate in international conference
  • William Graves, Horticulture, Mexico, Czech Republic, research, invited presentation at international conference
  • Arne Hallam, Economics, India, research
  • Cindy Haynes, Horticulture, The Netherlands, co-lead student travel course
  • Charles Hurburgh, ABE, Spain, participate in international conference
  • Jay-lin Jane, FSHN, Canada, South Korea, research, invited presentation/lectures
  • Colin Johnson, Animal Science, Denmark, co-lead student travel course
  • Robert Jolly, Economics, Germany, co-lead student travel course
  • Ramesh Kanwar, ABE, Romania, India, Greece, Borlaug Fellow program workshop, research project collaboration, teach, participate in international conference
  • Nir Keren, ABE, Japan, research
  • Randy Killorn, Agronomy, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Matt Liebman, Agronomy, The Netherlands, Canada, graduate committee, participate in international conference
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, England, participate in international conference
  • Laura Marek, Agronomy, Spain, participate in international conference
  • Steve Mickelson, ABE, Georgia, project follow-up, study abroad preparation
  • Ken Moore, Agronomy, Australia, invited presentation at international conference, research
  • Russ Mullen, Agronomy, Panama, co-lead student travel course
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, India, Uganda, co-lead student travel course
  • Mike Owen, Agronomy, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Manju Reddy, FSHN, India, co-lead student travel course
  • James Reecy, Animal Science, England, sabbatical
  • Cheryll Reitmeier, FSHN, Peru, co-lead student travel course
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, Costa Rica, site visit for Ensminger School
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, China, South Korea, co-lead student travel course
  • Kenneth Stalder, Animal Science, Denmark, co-lead student travel course
  • Douglas Stokke, NREM, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Jon Tollefson, Entomology, Germany, Croatia, Italy, participate in workshop, research
  • Christopher Tuggle, Animal Science, China, invited presentation/lectures
  • Anne Marie VanderZanden, Horticulture, The Netherlands, co-lead student travel course
  • Steven Whitman, Plant Pathology, Finland, Germany, invited lecture, research collaboration
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