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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.

ICIA Hosted and Facilitated Iowa Visit of Chinese Scientist Delegation PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 March 2009 17:02

ICIA hosted a Chinese scientist delegation from Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) with seven scientists who visited Iowa during Jan 6 – 11, 2009. The objective of this visit was to receive technical training on crop seed production, seed propagation, seed processing, seed testing for commercial purpose and gained broad knowledge on the operation process of US seed industry.

 

Before the visit, ICIA members contacted several local international agricultural companies as well as academic research institutions and made all necessary arrangements for the delegation. Those arrangements included all training activities and schedules, logistics of hotel reservation, and transportation needs.  Members of the SAAS delegation visited Pioneer Hi-Bred International, A DuPont Business, Iowa local research facilities of Monsanto Company, John Deere, and Iowa State University.  During their visit, presentations and training courses were given by the above organizations.  Members of the SAAS delegation were very impressed by the facilities in research labs as well as in various seed production locations in Iowa. Meanwhile, SAAS scientists also presented current status of research and development and seed production in Shandong Province and China to US colleagues, including many ICIA members. Please visit the following link to learn more details reported by SAAS delegation in Chinese (http://www.sdnkcy.com/showNews.asp?id=601&BigClass=89&SmallClass=&OrderField=NewsId&Order=1).

 

SAAS delegation’s Iowa visit was a great success and all delegation members expressed their sincere appreciation to ICIA member’s hospitality and many thoughtful help. ICIA  would like to thank its members who made their contributions in hosting this delegation in various ways – Dong Zhanshan, Fei Shuizhang, Feng Lizhi, Gui Jake, Guo Mei, Han Shufeng, Hu Wang-nan, Li Dong, Li Jiming, Li Zenglu, Julie Qi, Xu Deping,  Zhang Jian, Zou Jijun and other people in support (in alphabetic order of last names).

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