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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.

"Father of Hybrid Rice" Professor Longping Yuan Joins Iowa Chinese in Agriculture (ICIA) Advisory Council PDF Print E-mail
Des Moines, Iowa (August 8, 2008) – Iowa Chinese in Agriculture (ICIA) is pleased to announce Professor Longping Yuan accepted ICIA invitation as ICIA Advisory Council member.

Professor Longping Yuan is recognized internationally as the "Father of hybrid rice". Hybrid rice currently accounts for half of China's rice production. He has spent the last forty years in hybrid rice research and teaching his techniques to thousands of scientists and researchers in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Professor Yuan won the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award of China in 2000, the Wolf Prize in agriculture and the World Food Prize in 2004. He is currently the Director-General of the China National Hybrid Rice R&D Center and has been appointed as Professors at several universities, including Central South University, Wuhan University, Hunan Agricultural University. He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. In 2007, he was named a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States; this is the highest honor in American science and engineering. For more details about Professor Yuan and hybrid rice, visit: http://www.hhrrc.ac.cn/.

In addition to Professor Yuan, the other ICIA Advisory Council members include:

Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Dean Oestreich, Chairman of Pioneer Hi-Bred and vice president - DuPont
Pioneer, A DuPont Company

Gilbert Caldwell, Attorneys At Law
Caldwell, Caldwell & Caldwell, P.L.C.

David Acker, Associate Dean Academic & Global Programs
Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture, Iowa State University

The Iowa Chinese in Agriculture (ICIA) is a non-profit and volunteer-based 501(c)3 organization. The ICIA members consist of professionals in research, education, production, and business in agriculture across Iowa. The ICIA aims to establish a platform to foster the interaction and collaboration of agricultural professionals in United States and China, visit www.iowachineseinagriculture.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2008 21:52
 
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