|Mr. Tim Sheehan, USDA, addresses SU Ag Center group|
|L-r: Doze Butler, SUBR, Oscar Udoh, Adell Brown Jr., Fatemeh Malekian, and Renita Marshall interact with Sheehan|
Baton Rouge, La – The Southern University Ag Center welcomed Tim Sheehan on May 12, 2015 for a brief tour and presentation. Mr. Sheehan, Senior Program Manager of the Borlaug Fellowship Programs was visiting from the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Trade and Scientific Exchanges Division to share information on the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. Following his presentation to a handful of administrators, faculty and staff of the SU Ag Center and SUBR, Sheehan was led on a tour of the Center's research labs and facility.
The program is named after Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution. It helps developing and middle-income countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing scientific training and collaborative research opportunities for mid-career researchers, policymakers, and university faculty. The program matches participants with experts in their field at U.S. host institutions.
The program objectives are to build relationships to advance agricultural trade and capacity building through scientific exchanges and to help developing nations strengthen agricultural practices by providing scientific training and collaborative research.
The full detail of the program is available at http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program