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Highlights of NRCS International Programs

NRCS International Activities Summary

  • Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist, Bismarck, North Dakota, will give presentations on soil health, cover crops, and pasture management to Manitoba Grazing Clubs in Manitoba, Canada.  Dates of travel are February 17 – 20.
  • Karen Hoffman, Resource Conservationist, Norwich, New York, has been invited to speak at an EcoFarm Day conference.  She will discuss improved grazing management and livestock nutrition at a meeting that will be held February 27 – March 1 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
  • Phuc H. Vu, Civil Engineer, National Design, Construction, and Soil Mechanics Center, Fort Worth, Texas, and Richard Weber, Wetland Hydraulic Engineer, Central National Technology Support Center, Fort Worth, Texas, have been requested by the Foreign Agricultural Service to work on a US-Agency for International Development funded project in Nairobi, Kenya.  Phuc and Richard will provide construction specifications for six (6) grain aggregation centers, four (4) cold storage facilities, and four (4) milk pasteurization stations.  Dates of travel are pending.
  • Jon Fripp, Civil Engineer, National Design, Construction, and Soil Mechanics Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, will serve as a technical subject matter expert in delivering training on implementing streambank restoration techniques.  He will provide this training in Legapi, The Philippines at the request from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Forest Service.  Dates of travel are April 6 – 17.
  • Charles Braden, Agricultural Engineer, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been invited to give a presentation at the International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences. The meeting will be held July 24 – 29 in Beijing, China.