Eight College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students completed projects with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during the summer 2016 term. This integrated production and policy program allows students to gain valuable knowledge, skills and abilities with respect to global agricultural production, resources and food issues. Students combine coursework conducted at ISU and on-site work with professional teams in Rome to explore real-world projects focused on global food and agriculture issues. Students worked with professionals at the United Nations FAO on two real-world projects this summer.
One student team created a Wikipedia page on cryo-conservation of animal genetic resources. The page is now live at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryoconservation_of_animal_genetic_resources. A second team investigated insects as an affordable source of protein for livestock and human consumption.
Updated information for the Dean's Global Agiculture and Food Leadership Program for Summer 2017!