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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.

Meet Dr. Ren Wang, CGIAR Director, on Oct. 15 (Wednesday) PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Ren Wang – Director of CGIAR to speak to ICIA members

ICIA has invited Dr. Ren Wang, Director, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), to meet our members on Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

Agenda:

  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm - Seminar by Dr. Wang about global agriculture research
    Place: Meeting Room A of Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, IA 50322
  • 6:00 – 9:00 pm - Dinner and social time
    Place: Buffet City (8801 University Ave #107, Clive, IA 50325). You are welcome to join in the dinner and cover your own cost.

Please reserve the date/time for this ICIA event. We look forward to seeing you.

 

The ICIA Board

Dr. Ren Wang – Dr. Wang will be a featured speaker during the upcoming World Food Prize event. As director of the CGIAR, Dr. Wang oversees the world’s foremost international agricultural research system, whose 64 members support a network of 15 centers and more than 8,000 staff and scientists in their collaborative work with governments, NGOs, private businesses, and agricultural producers in over 100 countries. Prior to leading the CGIAR, Dr. Wang served as deputy director-general for research at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and was a trustee of the International Potato Center in Peru.  Dr. Wang began his career in agriculture as a farm worker in his home province of Shanxi, China. Beginning in 1985, he was a researcher and professor at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, where he pioneered China’s program on managing invasive exotic plants using biological controls. He was later named vice president of CAAS, and also led the USDA-China Biological Control Laboratory and the International Institute of Biological Control in the United Kingdom. Dr. Wang holds degrees in plant protection, biological control, and entomology from Shanxi Agricultural University, CAAS, and Virginia Tech.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2008 15:52
 
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