May-June 2016

Get to know Borlaug Fellow Abdalla Dao

Abdalla Dao (Burkina Faso) has spent 3 months working with Tom Lubberstedt in the ISU Agronomy Department . . .more

Recent Agreements

Country Institution
Costa Rica The Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)
France Une Ecole d'ingenieurs au coeur de la vie (ISARA)
Kenya Karatina University
Republic of Korea Yeungnam University
Poland Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

ISU Students Learning Abroad Over Summer Break

Heritage Breeds - United Kingdom
Jodi Sterle
Students will tour the farms and regions of the United Kingdom to learn about purebred livestock and breed development and to see where many animal breeds originated.  Visits to multiple rare breed farm parks will allow students access to more than 25 rare breeds of cattle, pigs, sheep, horses and goats.  Additional stops include a visit to Haven Herefords (oldest breeding herd of Hereford cattle in the world), the Royal Windsor Horse Show,  the Suffolk Punch Trust Colony (oldest registered flocks of Suffolk Sheep), Chillingham Wild Cattle (thought to be more rare than the giant panda), stops to see Angus, Limousin, and Galloway beef cattle, visits to Clydesdale and Ayrshire farms and a visit to Ballindalloch Castle to see the oldest Aberdeen Angus herd in the world.

Global Food and Agriculture:  China
Kevin Duerfeldt, Maggie Sprecher
Through this course, students will explore the different perspectives of the food and agriculture industries through visits to producers and processors, food industries, government and non-government organizations and university partners who are active in food and agriculture. Students will also have the opportunity to visit cultural and historically important sites to better understand China and its role in the world.  This course is intended for students in the Global Resources Systems major who have no or limited previous travel experience.

International Industrial/Academic Leadership Experience in Taiwan
Joseph Vanstrom
Students will travel to Taiwan and stay on the campus of Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) and participate in the Industrial Academic leadership Experience Program (II/ALE).  II/ALE is a program organized annually by CYCU since 2007, allowing students in engineering and related majors from seven countries the opportunity to complete two-week long projects in multi-national and multi-disciplinary teams, attend lectures, field trips and cultural activities in Taiwan.

Beef and Horse Production in Brazil
Peggy Auwerda, Brad Skaar
Students will examine the structure of the bovine and equine industries in Brazil with attention to the distinctive differences in environmental management and resource usage, markets and management style in the raising of horses and beef cattle in Brazil.

Study of Japanese and Chinese Pork Industry
Jodi Cornell, Maynard Hogberg, Jay Harmon
This program will introduce students to the swine industry in Japan and China, including production systems, feed processing, and meat processing.  Students will witness swine production, business, and trade in Japan and China and compare them to the U.S.  Students will also visit historical sites and experience the education system, culture, history, political system, and economy of both countries.

Production and Processing Sustainable, Safe and Nutritional Food in France
Kurt Rosentrater
Students will learn about the impact the food industry has on environmental issues and will also have many opportunities to experience French cuisine and French culture as related to food, and will obtain different perspectives in terms of diet, food production and the major role of food in French culture.

Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program - Rome
Joe Colletti, Shelley Taylor, Steven Lonergan
Students will work with professionals at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other international agriculture and food organizations on real-world projects and present their findings to the organizations at the end of the program.  Through this program, students will enhance their own thinking while working in a high-functioning team environment to evaluate complex issues associated with foreign food aid, food security, food safety, environmental/resource conservation, global economy and the role of the US and the UN in these issues.

Creating a School Garden:  Service Learning in Uganda
Julie Blanchong, Tom Brumm, Dorothy Masinde, Gail Nonnecke, Richard Schultz, Elly Sukup
This service learning internship allows Iowa State students to work in Uganda developing a school garden for an elementary school in the Kamuli District.  This project is in partnership with the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences' Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Program (CSRL) and Makerere University.  Students will develop the garden and work with the teachers in grades 1 through 7 to deliver curriculum in agriculture, science and nutrition using the garden.

Summer Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Experiences in Belize
John Nason, Mary Harris
This course will engage ISU undergraduates in biological and cultural experiences in Belize.  Biological learning will be primarily experiential and will include tropical forest and marine ecosystem components and interactions with skilled local guides.  Cultural learning will involve interactions with Belizians, including Garafuna people.

Study of Horticulture, Culture and History of Ireland
Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Lisa Orgler
Students will travel to many areas of Ireland to experience the culture and rich history of agriculture and horticulture including visiting many of Ireland's well respected greenhouses, public gardens, and nurseries. Students will complete a two-day service learning project at a historic garden and will also be able to visit many historic sites, monuments and natural features.  While in Ireland, students will interact with horticulture professionals and other students.

CALS International Visitors

Visit Dates   Country
Affiliation
Visitor(s) Department
Contact
May 2 - 5 China
Northeast Ag University
4 visiting scholars ABE
Hongwei Xin
May 15 - 27 Ukraine
Cochran Fellowship
8 visiting scholars ABE
Dirk Maier
June 8 - 15 Bulgaria
Trakia University
6 visiting scholars GAP
Denise Bjelland

 

 

 

Where are Faculty and Staff Traveling?

 

 

 

  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Uganda, Greece, project follow-up
  • Raymond Arritt, Agronomy, Sweden, invited presentation at international conference
  • Peggy Auwerda, Animal Science, Brazil, lead student travel course
  • Bruce Babcock, Economics, Italy, participate in international conference
  • Carmen Bain, Sociology, Uganda, research
  • Donald Beerman, Animal Science, Honduras, Ensminger School
  • Ryan Bergman, ABE, Australia, research
  • Denise Bjelland, CALS Global Programs, Uganda, project follow-up
  • Julie Blanchong, NREM, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Bryony Bonning, Entomology, France, present seminar; discuss research
  • Thomas Brumm, ABE, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Jennifer Bundy, Animal Science, England, Scotland, lead student travel course
  • Nick Christians, Horticulture, Portugal, participate in international conference
  • Joe Colletti, CALS Admin, Puerto Rico, Italy, participate in international conference; lead student travel course
  • Jodi Cornell, CALS Global Programs, Japan, China, lead student travel course
  • Stephen Dinsmore, NREM, Madagascar, student travel course site visit
  • Kevin Duerfeldt, Horticulture, China, Uganda, lead student travel courses
  • Philip Gassman, CARD, Canada, discuss future collaboration
  • Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology/Microbiology, Serbia, Croatia, invited lecturer; Fulbright mini-course
  • Patrick Gunn, Animal Science, Honduras, Ensminger School
  • Jay Harmon, ABE, Japan, China, lead student travel course
  • Mary Harris, NREM, Belize, lead student travel course
  • Dermot Hayes, Economics, Spain, participate in international conference
  • Christopher Hoffman, ABE, Germany, demonstration
  • Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, Japan, China, lead student travel course
  • Jongho Im, Statistics, Korea, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jay-lin Jane-Topel, FSHN, China, invited presentations/lectures; future collaboration
  • Jae-Kwang Kim, Statistics, England, project collaboration
  • Gregory Krahn, Animal Science, England, Scotland, lead student travel course
  • Kendall Lamkey, Agronomy, Brazil, project collaboration
  • Andrew Lenssen, Agronomy, Uganda, research
  • Yehua Li, Statistics, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Stacy Lindshield, Anthropology, Senegal, research
  • Steven Lonergan, Animal Science, Italy, lead student travel course
  • Ebby Luvaga, Economics, Kenya, research
  • Ranjan Maitra, Statistics, Singapore, invited presentation at international conference
  • Laura Marek, Agronomy, Turkey, participate in international conference
  • Dorothy Masinde, Horticulture, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • William Meeker, Statistics, Portugal, participate in international conference
  • W. Allen Miller, Plant Pathology/Microbiology, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • John Nason, EEOB, Belize, lead student travel course
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Lisa Orgler, Horticulture, Ireland, lead student travel course
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Honduras, Czech Republic, research; student recruitment; teaching; invited presentation at international conference
  • Jill Pruetz, Anthropology, Senegal, research
  • Hugo Ramirez-Ramirez, Animal Science, Honduras, Ensminger School
  • Kurt Rosentrater, ABE, Croatia, France, research; lead student travel course
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, Honduras, England, Ensminger School; present seminar
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Lee Schulz, Economics, Spain, participate in international conference
  • Josanne Six, CALS Admin, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Brad Skaar, Animal Science, Brazil, lead student travel course
  • Beatriz Spalding, EEOB, Spain, lead student travel course
  • Jodi Sterle, Animal Science, England, Scotland, lead student travel course
  • Elizabeth Sukup, Horticulture, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Walter Suza, Agrnoomy, Italy, Egypt, invited presentation at international conference; future collaboration
  • Shelley Taylor, CALS Global Programs, Italy, lead student travel course
  • Leo Timms, Animal Science, Honduras, Ensminger School
  • Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Horticulture, Ireland, lead student travel course
  • Joseph Veldman, EEOB, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • Peter Wolter, NREM, Madagascar, student travel course site visit
  • Curtis Youngs, Animal Science, Honduras, Bulgaria, St. Kitts, Ensminger School; invited presentation/lecture; present workshop
  • Cindy Long Yu, Statistics, Singapore, participate in international conference; project collaboration

 

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