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UTIA International Programs Showcase

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Hollingsworth Auditorium

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Knoxville, TN

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The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the second annual International Programs Showcase on September 28, 2017 in Hollingsworth Auditorium. The event highlights how UTIA faculty, students, and alumni are engaged abroad. The morning will focus on research and extension experiences and the afternoon will host a study abroad fair highlighting all our faculty-led programs.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who register for this FREE event.


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8:15am – Self-serve Breakfast

8:45am – Welcome: Dr. Tim Cross, UTIA Chancellor

8:50am – Key Project Highlights, Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture

  • Rwanda: USAID Feed the Future Tworore Inkoko, Twunguke (“Let’s Raise Chickens and Make Profit”) – Dr. Tom Gill, Director, Smith Center
  • Cambodia: USAID Women in Agriculture Network (WAgN) Cambodia: Gender and Ecologically Sensitive Agriculture; Living Fences For Improved Livestock Feed in Cambodia Smallholder Systems – Dr. David Ader

9:20am – UTIA Engagement in China

9:40am – Keynote Speaker: Jim Lambert, FCStone Merchant Services, LLC; Agricultural and Resource Economics alumnus

10:25am – BREAK

10:50am – UTIA Faculty Seed Grants: updates from 2016-17 projects

  • Uganda: Bushmeat Roulette: Species Uncertainty and Disease Risk from Foodborne Pathogens
  • Dominican Republic: Biochar for Enhanced Ecosystem Services in the Coffee Plantations
  • Italy and Spain: International Biodegradable Mulch Study Tour: Assessing Barriers and Bridges to Adoption in the EU

11:20am – Student engagement, Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture

  • Belize: USDA NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates Fellowship Program – Dr. Adam Willcox
  • Guatemala: Milam Scholars Program – Dr. Amanda Kaeser & Colin Brice, 2017 Milam Scholar

11:45am – Graduate and Undergraduate Student Panel (facilitated by the UTIA CASNR International Student Ambassadors)

12:30pm – LUNCH Reception and CASNR Study Abroad Fair (fair will end by 3:30pm)

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