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Selected Past International Visitors
Delegation from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India
Clélio Campolina Diniz, University Federal de Minas Gerais, and former Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology
Bangladesh Ministry of Food cohort
Faculty members from Haryana Agricultural University, India
Jimmy Smith, Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute
Robert Zeigler, Director General Emeritus of the International Rice Research Institute
Mark Richardson, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at OSI Group
Usha Barwale Zehr, Director & Chief Technology Officer of Mahyco Seeds
International Food Policy Research Institute
Oladele Idowu, Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Ethiopia
Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, Indian Council on Research on International Economic Relations
Ed Laws, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Delegation from the Consulate General of France’s Chicago office
Director General of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Ruben G. Echeverría - December
Fulbright Scholars from Lebanon - July through September
International Summer Immersion Program participants, 23 students from China and Mexico - July through August
Agricultural professionals from Haiti learning best practices (hosted as part of USAID's Support to Agricultural Research and Development (SARD) project) - September
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) representatives from The Philippines as partners for the annual International Food Security Symposium - April
Eight Cochrane Fellows from Ecuador (hosted by Intergrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) - April
Attaché for Science and Technology Consulate General of France Tatiana Vallaeys - February
Dr. George Kanyama-Phiri, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Phillip Kaonda, University Registrar, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi - November
Dr. Ricardo Oliva, Senior Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) - November
Dr. Xiaojiang Liu, Vice President; Dr. Fengyi Hu, Dean of Agriculture; Ms. Liang Li, Project Officer; Yunnan University, China - May
Mr. Pramtesh Patel, Director of the Manhsinbai Institute of Dairy and Food Technology, India
Dr. Mahmoud El-Sayed Abed Abou EL-Roos, Benha University, Egypt
Dr. Eduardo Ortego-Delgado, University of Havana - May
Moses Nganwani Tia, Executive Director Savannah Young Farmers Network, Ghana - May
Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu, National ChungHsing University, Taiwan - May
Dr. Victor Manyong, Director, CGIAR East African Hub - May
Dr. Suyanee Pongthananikon, Head, Department of Food and Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Dr. Warangkana Warisnoicharoen, Dr. Kulwara Meksawan, Dr. Rossarin Tansawat, Dr. Tippawan Siritientong, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand - April
Dr. Hiram Jose Gonzalez Alonso, Researcher at Cuba's Institute of Ecology and Systematic and Specialist in Ornithology, Fauna Conservation, Monitoring, and Zoological Collections and Alina Pérez Hernádez, Researcher, ECOVIDA, Center for Research on the Environment, Cuba - March
Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Ghana: Dr. Nicholas Denwar, Dr. Wilson Dogbe, Eric Appiah, Gloria Adu, Dr. Stephen Nutsugah, and William Kutah - March
West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI): Eric Danquah, Kwadwo Ofori, Agyemang Danquah, C. Boomsma, Daniel Dzidzienyo, John Eleblu, Beatrice Ifie
Dr. Alpha Lakoh, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Njala University, Sierra Leone - November
Delegation from Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform (DRDAR), South Africa - November
Dr. Alpha Lakoh, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Njala University, Sierra Leone - April
Stacia Nordin, RD, FAO, Malawi
Delegation from Kazakhstan Agricultural University - June
Nuffield Scholars, Australia - July
Dr. Scott Justice, CIMMIT, Nepal - July
Eight Fulbright Scholars from Lebanon - July
Dr. Imtiaz Hussain, CIMMIT, Pakistan - September
Ministry of Agriculture Delegation, Indonesia - October
Hebei University Delegation, China - October
Dr. Jimmy Smith, ILRI - October
Delegation from Northern Cape University, South Africa - August
Five Fulbright Scholars from Lebanon hosted for 10 weeks by the College of ACES - July/August
Dr. Marion Desquilbet, France - March
Dr. Robert Ziegler, Director General, International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines - March
Delegation from South Korea's Chungham National University (CNU) led by President Dr. Sang-Chul Jung - August
Dra. Maria Luisa Ramos Segura, first lady of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi; Arq. Manuel Fermin Villar Rubio, rector; Dr. Alejandro Zermeno Guerra, dean of the Faculty of Medicine; and Dr. Carlos A. Jimenez Gonzales, secretary general of the Faculty of Medicine of University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP) - August
Pol Coppin, Catholic University Leuven (KUL) - May
Rejeev Dar (Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals) - May
Dr. Don Van Atta, Chief of Party for Chief of Party for the Farmer Advisory Service Tajikistan (FAST) - May
Dr. Louise Walker, Leeds University, UK - May
Dr. MuKeun Lee, University of Korea - Sheth Award Recipient - April
Catholic University of Avila (UCAV), Spain - April
Organization of American States (OAS) Executive Immersion Program - March
USAID Visit to the Soybean Innovation Laboratory - February
Dr. Ashok Gulati, Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices for the Government of India - October
Delegation from Mexico's Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, including its Rector Arq. Manuel Fermin Villar Rubio - September
ACES alumnus Allan Mustard, Minister-Counselor for Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy - August
Representatives from two Brazil's SENAR, the National Service for Rural Apprenticeship; and CNA, the Livestock and Agriculture Confederation - June.
Two-member delegation from Lithuania including Vice Minister of Agriculture Mindaugas Kuklierius and Dr. Antanas Mazilauskas, Rector of Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU), previously known as the Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture - June 11-12.
Three-member delegation from Aarhus University, Denmark: Marianne Aaro-Hansen, Division Manager, AU Research, Talent, and Internationalization; Mette Thomsen, and Merete Chritsesn - June.
Dr. Clayton Shillingford, President Emeritus of the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS) - May 30.
Dr. Robert S. Zeigler, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute, as ACES Distinguished International Lecturer-April 9
Representatives from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, to sign a Letter of Intent-April 9.
Ms. Svetlana M. Minenko and Prof. Tatyana G. Dolgova from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok, Russia—November 12–24
Dr. Robert S. Zeigler, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)—October 26, 2012
3-member delegation from Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU): Dr. Johan Schnürer (Assistant Vice Chancellor), Dr. Arvid Uggla (DMV, Director Agricultural Sciences for Global Development- SLU Global), and Dr. Carolyn Glynn (Senior Research Advisor, Vice-Chancellor's Office, Unit of Strategy and Planning & Agricultural Sciences for Global Development)—October 10–12, 2012
12-member delegation from Argentinian Schools of Agriculture: Dr. Eduardo Pagano (Vice-dean, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires), Dr. Lic Frachina (Director, Technological Park-Universidad de Buenos Aires), Dr. Marcela Gally (Academic Secretary, Universidad de Buenos Aires), Dr. Guillermo Norrmann (Vicedean, Facultad de Ciencias Agracias, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste), Dr. Gustavo Fernández (Dean, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa), Dr. Guillermo Studdert (Docente, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata), Dr. Hugo Permingeat (International Affairs Secretary, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Rosario), Dr. José García (Dean, Facultad de Agronomía y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán), Dr. Alfredo Ohanian (Secretary of Extension, Facultad de Agronomía y Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto), Dr. Carolina Pollastri (Dean, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de La Rioja), Ing. Laura Prato (Secretary of Research and Extension, Instituto A. P. de Ciencias Básicas y Aplicadas, Universidad Nacional de Villa Maria), and Ing. Agr. Sergio Lassaga (Dean, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos)—October 10, 2012
National Defense University of the U.S. Department of Defense, International Seminar—October 9, 2012
Delegation of senior administrative officials and faculty from National Taiwan University (NTU), led by NTU's Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ching-Hua Lo, and including their senior international officer, as well as faculty in mechanical engineering, horticulture, and landscape architecture—October 2, 2012
Argentina—Honorable Marcelo Suarez Salvia, Consul General of Argentina, and Deputy Consul Juan Ignacio Camio Bavasso—September 11–12, 2012
Rwanda – Cochran Fellows Dr. Claire Hirwa and Mr. Maximillian Manzi, trained in embryo transfer techniques with Dr. Matthew Wheeler and Dr. Luiz Nasser of University of Panama/University of São Paulo, Brazil/Born Animal Biotechnology— August 19, 2012 to September 3, 2012
Zhejiang University students (36) participated in the research internship program with the College of ACES—June 24, 2012 to August 6, 2012
Dean José Vicente Caixeta Filho and Professor Marisa A.B. Regitano D’Arce, College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz,” University of São Paulo, Brazil (ESALQ) signed letter of intent to continue long-standing cooperation—June 4–5, 2012
Dr. Rafael Alejandro Palladino, Department of Animal Production in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, worked with Dr. Juan Loor on projects in nutrigenomics—May–July, 2012
Sierra Leone – Rev. Dr. Edwin J.J. Momoh, Acting Director of Planning, Research, and Development Directorate and Head of Department of Soil Science, Njala University—May 2012
Dr. J. Vern Long, Senior international agricultural research advisor, USAID—April 18, 2012
Dr. Robert Bertram, Director of the Office of Agricultural Research and Policy, USAID Bureau for Food Security—April 18, 2012
Delegation from Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program (IALP)—February 9–10, 2012
China – Mrs. Jamilah Fagbene, International Trade Specialist, USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service, and delegation of soil experts from China—February 10, 2012
Chinese Academy of Sciences, December 2011
Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia) Training Program, November 13-26, 2011
Haryana University (India), November 7, 2011
Chinese Agricultural University, October 31 - November 1, 2011
Zhejiang University (China), 10-member delegation including the Dean from the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Heads from four of its Departments, October 24, 2011
National Defense University of the Department of Defense, October 11, 2011
World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Sustainable Development Department, October 24 - 28, 2011
Delegation from the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - September 18-21, 2011
Delegation from Federal University of Lavras in Brazil signs MOU - August 12, 2011
Dr. Daphrose Gahakwa, Research Director of the Rwanda Agricultural Board, signed an MOU with the College of ACES - August 10, 2011
Zhejiang University students (16) participated in the research internship program with the College of ACES - July 3, 2011 to August 10, 2011
Alfred Schmidley, Business Model and Value Chain Development Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) - June 16, 2011
France - Anne Bernard, Stéphane Ballas, Salim Rashidi, Daniel Gerard, Lionel Bertillon, Aurélie Legrand, Elisabeth Lustrat, Virginie Van Wymelbeke, and Adèle Martial - June 9, 2011
Rwanda - Honorable Minister Inyumba Aloisea and Professor Shyaka Anastase - June 8, 2011
India - Dr. Anil P. Joshi (head of the Himalaya Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization based in Uttarakhand outside Dehradun) and Ricca Slone - May 23, 2011
India - Mr. Prabhakar Save and Goashree Raut - April 28, 2011
Dr. B.B. Singh, Sheth Alumni Award Winner - April 13, 2011
Greece - Prof. Athanasios Mitropoulos, Prof. Dimitrios Bandekas, Prof. Dimitrios Emmanouloudis, Prof. Dminitrios Paschaloudis, and Prof. Nikolaos Asimopoulos - April 7-8, 2011
South Africa - Ms. Susan Clare Middleton (Acting Deputy Director General: Economic Development, Trade and Marketing), Mr. Mbane Peter Thabethe (Acting Deputy Director General: Stakeholder Relations, Communication and Legal Services), Ms. Vangile Brenda Titi-Msumza (Minister (Agriculture) at the Embassy in Washington, D.C.), and Ms. Francie Cooper (Consul (Political), Embassy of South Africa in Chicago) accompanied by Mr. Terry English (International Marketing Representative at Illinois Department of Agriculture) - April 1, 2011
Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director of the Agriculture Development Program for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - March 16-18, 2011
Iraq - USDA-FAS Fellows: Jawad Al-Ali and Firas Mahmood - February 7 - March 31, 2011
Russia - Pacific State University - December 2-9, 2010, 4 people
Norman Borlaug Fellows from North Africa - November 2, 2010, 4 people
Lucy Hwang, Professor, Graduate Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Taiwan University - July 20-23, 2010, 3 people
Dr. Marianne Aaro-Hansen, Aarhus University, Denmark - June 4, 2010
Lanzhou University- Visited the College of Life Sciences - April 30, 2010.
India-Banaras Hindu University - April 28-29, 2010, 3 people
Professor Edward Moncada, Zamorano University and Dr. Luis Fernando Osorio, Director, Carrerade Agroindustria Alimentaria - April 14-15, 2010.
USDA FAS - Adam Branson - February 24-26, 2010
Dr. Shirley Agrup, Director of International Programs and External Relations, Mariano Marcos State University - December 14, 2009.
Argentine Consul- Consul General Gustavo Martino - December 7, 2009, 2 people.
France- INRA Visit - December 1, 2009, 7 people
British Consulate - November 17, 2009
China Agriculture University - November 8-10, 2009, 7 people
Turkey- Konya Seker Holding and Pankobirlik - October 12-13, 2009, 7 people
Brazil- Trump Tours Inc., Brazil and Zambian Group, Rural Commodities Agricola - September 4, 2009.
Brazil- ABC Brazil - September 2, 2009, 18 people
Brazil- Angela Ingerson Monsanto Group - September 1-2, 2009, 80 people
Brazil- Gabriel Pesciallo, Rural Commodities Agricola - September 1, 2009, 19 people
Brazil- Agraria Brazil - August 31, 2009, 32 people
Argentina- Argentina Visitors hosted by Agustin Bianchini - August 31, 2009, 15 people.
Argentina- CREA Group- Agriculture and University - July 8-9, 2009, 19 people.
China- Jilin University, Research and Laboratory Management, Education Exchange - June 23-25, 2009, 4 people.
Argentina/ Uruguay Visitors- Learn about University of Illinois Extension Program - May 22, 2009, 4 people.
French Consulate Visit - January 2009
Russia - Biotechnology, Biotechnology and Economic Growth: The United State Experience, November 3-4, 2008, 7 people.
Ireland - TEAGASC, Agriculture and Extension in Illinois - October 1-2, 2008, 8 people.
Brazil - FAEP - September 19, 2008.
Brazil - Syngenta - Aug. 14 - Agrocerrage-45 people, Aug. 14-Regional Cuiaba-70 people, Sept.11-Cotrijal-39 people, September 18- Focalizado-47 people, September 25-COOP-43 people.
Argentina - AAPRESID - September 8, 2008
ABC-Brazil, - August 2008, 33 people
Czech Republic - August 2008, 13 people
Brazil - Trump Tours, Confederation of Agriculture (CNA) Directors of Brazil, Biotechnology and Market Trends - August 28, 24 people.
Brazil - Trump Tours, Farm Bureau and Parana State, Biotechnology and Ethanol Production - August 26, 25 people.
Brazil - El Labrador Group, Seminar on Agriculture and Technology - August 20-21, 2008, 21 people.
Argentina - Marasas Laboratories, Pablo Marasas-Executive, Soil Science Practice in the United States - August 4-8, 2008.
France - Mr. Cedric Jose Rene Poeydomenge - July 28-August 15, 2008.
Argentina - CREA- Trenque Lauquen 2, Agriculture and University - June 30-July 1, 2008, 23 people.
Argentina - Cazenave and Associates, Introduction to United State Agriculture - June 26-27, 2008, 17 people.
Turkey - College of Agriculture, Selcuk University, Precision Agriculture Programs - May 19-20, 2008, 10 people.
France - Purpan - April 20-22, 2008, 2 people
Poland - sponsored by the USDA FAS - April 1-6, 2008, 7 people
Latvia - MOU, February 2008, 5 people
India - February 28, 2008, 6 people
Dr. Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute - February 13-15, 2008.
Matto Grosso State University, Brazil to learn more about UIUC ACES initiatives (hosted by National Soybean Research Laboratory) - October 8-12, 2007: 4 people
Dr. Oleg Ovchinnikov. Institute of the US and Canada in the Russian Academy of Sciences to the University of Illinois - October 10, 2007
Nanjing Agricultural University to discuss possible MOU (hosted by AGC) - September 12-13, 2007: 4 people
Delegation from National Taiwan University Center for Teaching and Learning Design to learn about UIUC procedures for implementing teaching resources and encouraging excellence in teaching (hosted by ACES) - May 10-12, 2007: 7 people.
Blairo Borges Maggi, Governor of Mato Grosso, Brazil - May 2-6, 2007
Dr. S.D. Samantaray and Dr. Sudha Arora G.B. Pant University, India - April 5, 2007
Jean Dayde, Directeur de la Récherche, École d’Ingenieurs - February 15-16, 2007
Consulate of Canada and Ontario Agri-Food Technologies to learn about UIUC (hosted by IPS) - January 22, 2007: 3 people
Dr. Chris Kirk, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand - November 8-10, 2006
Diane Hirakawa, Senior Vice President Research and Development for Iams - December 4, 2006
Consul General of China (hosted by IPS) - November 1, 2006: 3 people
Delegation from National Taiwan University to discuss internship studies (hosted by Taiwan government) - September 10-13, 2006: 13 participants
UNICOR farmers cooperative, France to learn about Illinois agriculture (hosted by ACES) - September 3-7, 2006: 43 people
Delegation from Zhejiang, China government officials to learn about agriculture policy issues (hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology) - August 29, 2006: 24 people
Delegation from Cordoba, Argentina (hosted by self) - August 23, 2006: 4 people
Said Tayeb Jawad, Ambassador, Embassy of Afghanistan - June 12-14, 2006
Teagasc, Ireland to learn about set up of an animal research containment facility (hosted by ACES) - June 9, 2006, 4 people
Santiago Nobile, researcher with MOX, Argentina - May 22, 2006
John Woods, ACES Funk Alumni Award Winner and international journalist - April 25, 2006
Carl Hausman, Bunge North America CEO - April 6, 2006
Dr. Defa Li, Professor and Dean of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University - March 16-17, 2006
UIUC-INRA agreement luncheon and signing ceremony (hosted by ACES) - March 1, 2006: 50 participants
President Jei-Fu Shaw, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan on - February 20, 2006
Delegation from French Embassy and Consulate to encourage student research and study in France (hosted by IPS) - January 19, 2006: 10 people
Dr. Jean Dayde, Toulouse, France here to discuss current research collaborations in college - December 18-20, 2005
Dr. Delima Darmawan, UIUC alumna and assistant to minister for institutional relations and international cooperation, Indonesia - November 7, 2005
Brazil Delegation from Federation Agritor Estado de Parana (FAEP) (hosted by Agri-Tours) - October 11, 2005: 40 people
Delegation from Wuhan, China visiting through City of Kankakee to learn about fertilization techniques and organic production in Illinois - October 11, 2005: 10 people
Delegation from Syngenta Brazil on soybean weed and disease problems (hosted by Agri-Tours) - September 29, 2005: 50 people
Brazil Delegation of farmers through Syngenta (hosted by Agri-Tours) - September 22, 2005: 53 people
Brazil Delegation from Federation Agritor Estado de Parana (FAEP) (hosted by Agri-Tours) - September 21, 2005: 40 people
John Feffer, international journalist speaking through MillerComm program - September 5, 2005
Dr. Akimaliev, Kyrgykstan through Mary Ann Lila - April 7-9, 2005
Dr. Emil Javier, University of Illinois Sheth Alumni Achievement Award Winner through ACES - March 4, 2005
Catherine Bertini, Former Director, World Food Programme through ACES - February 22, 2005
Delima Hasri Darmawan, Director General of Agricultural Processing and Ministry, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia through Andrea Bohn - November 17, 2004
Jean Pierre Toutant, Scientific Attaché for the French Consulate, Chicago through ACES - October 12, 2004
Dr. Raul Espinal, Zamarano, Honduras through NSRL - September 22, 2004
Vice Chancellor Goyal and Professor Subba Rao, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India through IPS - September 20, 2004
Brazil Delegation of farmers through Syngenta (hosted by Agri-Tours) - September 15, 2004: 42 people
Argentine Delegation from AGD Soybean Processing facility (hosted by Gary Letterly, extension in Christian County) - September 14, 2004: 5 people
Brazil Delegation of farmers (hosted by AgriTours Canada) - September 3, 2004: 40 people
Brazil Delegation from Fundacao, MT (Glen Hartman, host) - August 27, 2004: 20 people
Chinese Delegation of feed millers and grain merchandisers (hosted by U.S. Grains Council) - August 19, 2004: 15 people
Rektor Necati Kaya/Dr. Hakan Kocamis, Kafkas University, Turkey through Dr. John Killefer - August 18-20, 2004
Delegation from Syngenta Brazil on soybean weed programs - August 16, 2004:60 people
Nigerian Delegation of government officials to learn about biotechnology (Danforth Center) - August 14, 2004: 20 people