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  1. Ohio State Ranks Near Top on Peace Corps' 2014 Top Schools List

    Feb 18, 2015

    The Ohio State University ranks No. 4 on the Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing large universities. Ohio State is the alma mater of 64 current Peace Corps volunteers.

    Since the agency was created in 1961, 1,735 Buckeyes have served overseas, making Ohio State the No. 10 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers.

  2. Ningxia University administrators visit Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

    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.

  3. Extension teams from Ohio State & China’s Ministry of Agriculture Exchange Visits to Expand Knowledge of Agriculture

    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.

  4. International Researchers & Ohio State Faculty Collaborate to Improve Food Security, Carry on the Legacy of Norman Borlaug

    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.   
  5. Ohio State Alumni Association Supports Sokoine University of Agriculture’s Drive to Build Stronger Alumni Relations

    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.

     
  6. iAGRI PhD Student, Rita Mirondo, works to advance food processing in Tanzania

    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.

  7. iAGRI Project Awarded Ohio State's Emerging International Engagement Award

    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.

  8. Ohio State, Punjab Agricultural University Help Train Kenyan Graduate Students in Agribusiness

    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.

  9. Ohio State scientists affiliated with IPM Innovation Lab work with Kenya’s Kongai Tisa Farmer Association to improve tomato production

    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.

  10. Dean Bruce McPheron Speaks to International Agriculture Section of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

    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.

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