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Highlights of NRCS International Programs

NRCS International Activities Summary

  • Zamir Libohova, Research Soil Scientist, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, will attend the Digital Soil Mapping Conference.  The conference will be held November 8 – 15, in Nanjing, China.
  • Thomas Reinsch, National Leader, World Soil Resources, Soil Science Division, Beltsville, Maryland, and Moustafa Elrashidi, Research Soil Scientist, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, are scheduled to attend the 20th Latin American Congress of Soil Science, which will be held in Cusco, Peru, November 9 – 15.  During the conference, Thomas will present a paper on soil survey and ecological sites and teach taxonomy at a soil classification workshop.  Moustafa will give the keynote speech at the heavy metals symposium and also give an oral presentation on heavy metals on agricultural land.
  • Bruce Nielsen, State GIS Coordinator, Davis, California, will meet with a delegation from China to discuss resource conservation.  The field tour will be held November 17.
  • Carlos Suarez, State Conservationist, Luana Kiger, Special Assistant, and Greg Norris, Assistant State Conservation Engineer, Davis, California will meet with representatives from Mexico’s Agricultural Department to discuss bio-digestion systems within agriculture.  The meetings will be held in Jalisco, Mexico, December 8 – 13.
  • Caroline Clarin, Wetland Restoration Engineer, Alice Klink, Wetland Biologist, both stationed at Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and Keith Weston, Red River Basin Coordinator, Fargo, North Dakota, will attend the 32nd Red River Basin Land and Water International Annual Conference.  The meeting will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from January 20 – 22.