Oct 24, 2014
Six administrators and faculty from Ningxia University in China were welcomed to the campus of The Ohio State University on Thursday, October 24, 2014 through an invitation from the Ohio International Internship Program. The Ohio International Internship Program is administered through the Office of International Programs in Agriculture in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. On average, it places more than 400 U.S. and international students with industry leaders in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, and turfgrass management each year.
Oct 2, 2014
It’s easy to forget that agricultural extension can unfold beyond the borders of our own state, but recent back-to-back exchange visits between extension teams from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and China’s Ministry of Agriculture demonstrate that extension has a significant international dimension. Ohio State’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture, working in close cooperation with China’s Ministry of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, welcomed six visitors to Ohio State as part of the U.S. government’s U.S.-China Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program to acquire training in agricultural extension practices and an overview of immerging agro-technologies in the United States.
Jul 28, 2014
Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences was honored to host four distinguished international researchers recently through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The fellowships, which were awarded to and administered through the College’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture, were instrumental in not only providing these international researchers with knowledge and practical skillsets needed to advance their respective disciplines in their home countries, but also exposed the fellows’ faculty mentors at Ohio State to issues affecting agricultural researchers and professionals outside of the United States.
Jun 13, 2014
When one hears the word convocation, a number of meanings or associations may come to mind. While many may associate the term with a ceremony that celebrates the academic journey on which a new freshman class is about to embark, convocation implies a totally different meaning in Tanzania, referring to its programmatic outreach to the alumni of a university. Put simply, Tanzanians understand convocation the way in which alumni relations is understood in the United States.
May 13, 2014
Rita was sitting at a corner workspace for graduate students on the 3rd floor of Parker Hall, intently studying for her upcoming final exams. Though she had been situated in the same spot for some time, it was obvious that a great amount of studying still lay ahead of her. She was tired, but focused, and determined as ever to attain the best final grades she could. Such can be said for Rita’s overall attitude towards her academics and research.
Apr 21, 2014
The Office of Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University awarded the University’s 2014 Emerging International Engagement Award to iAGRI, or the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, on May 1, 2014 at the Outreach and Engagement Recognition Ceremony at the Ohio Union. iAGRI , which is administered by the Office of International Programs in Agriculture within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is a 5 year food security project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is a major Feed the Future project in Tanzania.
Apr 11, 2014
It’s hard to find another international institution that the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University (OSU) has been collaborating with longer than Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in India. The relationship between the two universities, which dates back to the 1950’s when OSU worked with the USAID and the Ford Foundation to build land-grant institutions of higher agricultural education in northern India, has taken on a new role as OSU, through the Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA), transitions its relationship with PAU to collaboratively provide agricultural development inputs to Egerton University Faculty of Agriculture in Kenya.
Mar 13, 2014
Scientists at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences have been working for five years in Kenya on a problem that has plagued local farmers. Mark Erbaugh, Office of International Programs in Agriculture; Sally Miller, Department of Plant Pathology; Luis Cañas, Department of Entomology, and Matt Kleinhenz, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, all have been engaged with the Kongai Tisa Farmer Association in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, to help improve their production and manage critical pests and diseases of tomato, their most important cash crop. This project, which is conducted through the USAID-supported Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab (IPM-IL) in East Africa, began five years ago when Kenyan farmers indicated a variety of diseases and insect pests were reducing their tomato harvest. These diseases include bacterial wilt, late blight, and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TLCV) – a disease commonly vectored by whitefly, the American bollworm, and thrips.
Feb 28, 2014
Dean Bruce McPheron addressed 28 members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) International Agriculture Section on February 7th during the group’s first online webinar.
Feb 12, 2014
Getting information to and from farmers is a huge challenge in Tanzania - a nation the size of Texas and New Mexico combined. Of the country’s 45 million people, 80 % are engaged in small-holder agriculture and have limited access to new production information or knowledge of agricultural markets. Dr. Catherine Msuya, Head of the Department of Agriculture, Education, and Extension at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania, points out however, the number of farmers who are sufficiently informed of the aspects of agriculture can increase through improved extension services in Tanzania.