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Highlights of NRCS International Programs

NRCS International Activities Summary

  • 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.
  • Jon Hempel, Director, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, is scheduled to attend the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) International Technical Panel on Soils meeting that will be held April 12 – 19 in Potsdam, Germany. The conference is sponsored by the FAO to continue the discussion on the implementation of the GSP.  NRCS staff are working closely with the GSP secretariat to implement the GSP pillars of action.  These actions have direct benefit and significance to the goals of NRCS to strengthen the sustainable use of the soil resource.
  • 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.