Zamir Libohova, Research Soil Scientist, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, has been invited by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to participate on a project in Cali, Columbia, January 11 – 20. Purpose of the project is to investigate the influence of soil temperature and moisture regimes to the soils of the Llanos region in Columbia.
Cheryl Simmons, Natural Resources Specialist, Central Technology Support Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Thomas Reinsch, National Leader –World Soil Resources, Soils Science Division, Beltsville, Maryland, have been requested by the USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service to collaborate with Pakistani and other partners to obtain the objectives of the Pakistan Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management project to demonstrate and disseminate the best practices and technologies to help rural farmers. They will travel to Islamabad, Pakistan, January 14 – 24.
Jon Fripp, Civil Engineer, National Design, Construction, and Soil Mechanics Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, will serve as a technical expert on a USDA team in consultations with Pakistani implementers of the USDA-supported watershed rehabilitation project. The team will meet with Pakistani agricultural officials to develop and agree upon key agricultural activities of the U.S.-Pakistan Water Dialogue. Jon will travel to Islamabad, Pakistan, from January 15 – 30.