College Events

ACES Panel Discussion on Agricultural Issues and Opportunities in Sierra Leone

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Morgan Caterpillar Room, ACES Library

The ACES in Sierra Leone Program, the Office of International Programs, and the ACES Alumni Association are hosting a panel discussion on issues and engagements in the agricultural sector in Sierra Leone. Special guest, Mr. Alfred SamForay, College of ACES alum and social entrepreneur will speak, along with ACES faculty and students. Refreshments will be served.

Please join us for this panel discussion event which will allow people interested in Sierra Leone and West African agricultural and rural development to meet and share ideas.

Speakers include:

1) Mr. Alfred SamForay, University of Illinois Agricultural Engineering (BS) Alum and farmer in Sierra Leone and social entrepreneur, will speak about his organization Villages Youth and Family Services using agriculture and community development approaches to strengthen education and health care in rural Sierra Leone.

2) Dr. Richard Cooke, University of Illinois, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engieering, will speak on research conducted jointly with colleagues at Njala University in Sierra Leone.

3) Dr. Paul McNamara, University of Illinois, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and Director, AgReach, will speak on USAID-funded INGENAES project activities in Sierra Leone and other aspects of the academic partnership in the agricultural development area.