衣阿华州华人农业促进会

The Iowa Chinese in Agriculture (ICIA), a non-profit and volunteer-based 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2006. ICIA members consist of professionals in research, education, production, and business in agriculture across Iowa. ICIA’s mission is to provide a platform to serve our local communities and to organize Chinese culture related events/activities to improve member’s after-work life (and at-work life). ICIA also to foster a favorable environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating world  class agricultural professionals to work in Iowa.

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Newsletter Issue 5 2014 PDF Print E-mail

The fifth issue of the ICIA newsletter (January, 2014) is online now.

 

Newsletter Issue 5, 2014

 
Happy Chinese New Year! PDF Print E-mail

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 14:27
 
2014 Chinese New Year Gala – Call for talents PDF Print E-mail

2014 Chinese new year, The Year of Horse, is approaching us. The ICIA-ICLS joint Chinese New Year Gala will be held at Indian Hills Junior High School on Saturday, February 1, 2014. ICIA is asking for your contributions to this event, one of the biggest events each year. Now, it is time to show your talent. Please contact Terry Hu or Ning Wang before Christmas if you 1) would like to perform - dancing, singing, talk show, instrument or anything else on our stage; 2) have any new ideas about performance; 3) find any interesting performance online which could be performed on our stage; 4) know anyone who has a performance talent. ICIA tries to get as many members involved as possible in this event (new members in particular). Thank you for your contributions and we look forward to hearing your ideas, suggestions, and engagements. Don’t wait!

 
ICIA members participated in the 2013 Diversity Networks Table Tennis Tournament in Johnston PDF Print E-mail

More than thirty Pioneer ICIA members participated in 2013 Pioneer Diversity Network Table Tennis Tournament held in Johnston from Sept. 30th to Oct. 4th, 2013. Samuel Qi won the intermediate single champion. Zhuang Zuo, Dongsheng Feng/Yang Wang, and Jian Jin won the third place in advanced single, advanced double, and intermediate single competitions, respectively. Congratulations to them and all other participants for their achievement in the competitions.

 
Zuo-Yu Zhao’s Retirement Farewell and Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration PDF Print E-mail

Zuo-Yu Zhao’s Retirement Farewell and Mid-Autumn Festival Party was held at Crown Point Community Service Center on August 31st, 2013. More than 200 people attended the celebration including ICIA members and their families, Dr. Yuh-Yuan Shyy and his Chinese visiting scholars at ISU, and Dr. Shihuang Zhang and his delegates from China.

Four board members retired from ICIA board this year.  They are Bing-bing Wang (president 2012-2013), Bing Yang, Joe Zhao, and Ainong Shi. A small gift was awarded to them to appreciate their contributions to ICIA. Yang Wang, Wengang Zhou, Jianming Yu (ISU), and Jingkai Zou were elected as new ICIA board members. Xiaomei Shi, Yang Wang, Wengang Zhou, Wang-nan Hu, Jingru Xu, Xin Ji, Jason Qing were recognized as ICIA volunteer award winners.

All Chinese scholars, delegates from China, and new ICIA members introduced themselves at the beginning of the party. Then, Deping Xu, a Sr. ICIA member, presented Zuo-Yu Zhao's achievements on scientific research, contributions to our community including ICIA, PAAN, and Chinese school, and role model impact on Chinese employees and people around him. Emily Wu, Gusui Wu, Zhanshan Dong, Terry Hu and many others talked their own examples about Zhao's impact on company business and their own growth.

Yang Wang showed Lao Zhao's photos with humor expressions and music to recall Lao Zhao's involvement in our ICIA events and other activities and contributions to our community.  Xiaomei Shi imagined Lao Zhao's retirement life using humor pictures and poem. ICIA also made a photo album which included Lao Zhao's photos from major events and ICIA member’s signatures.  Small gifts were given to Lao Zhao and Lao Han, Zhao's wife, to wish them a good retirement. A dance with Zhao ended his retirement celebration.

The party continued with interactions between ICIA members, Chinese visiting scholars at ISU and delegates from China. All attendees also enjoyed Lao Zhao’s retirement cake and moon cake to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival.

 
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