AVS Is Going International

Congratulations to John Andrae and his team Tom Jenkins, Scott Pratt and Susan Duckett on receiving a grant from the USDA International Science and Education Program.The project is "Enhancing the Sustainability of Livestock Production Systems in the Southeastern U.S.: Capitalizing on Argentina’s Experience." 

Dr John Andrae
                Dr. John Andrae

The goal of this project is to initiate and develop formal international collaborations between Clemson University and Instituto Nacional de Technologia Agropecuria (INTA) of Argentina to enhance forage-based, sustainable livestock production systems. The Instituto Nacional de Technologia Agropecuria serves as the main resource for forage and livestock production systems research and extension in Argentina. Specifically, this project seeks to strengthen the global competence of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and Extension agents by:

  • Enhancing the capabilities of Clemson University to collaborate with universities and research agencies in Argentina
  • Enhancing the international content of curricula in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Entomology, Soils and Plant Sciences Departments
  • Disseminating knowledge gained to students, agricultural professionals, producers and other users in the U.S.

This four year grant will provide funds for Clemson scientists, students, and Extension personel to travel to Argentina to observe production systems and establish collaborative efforts in 2010-2011. From 2011-2013, promising systems will be researched here and incorporated into Extention and undgraduate and graduate level curriculum. Argentina researchers will visit the US is 2013-2014 to evaluate our programs and lay groundwork for continued collaboration.

Dr Tom Jenkins
              Dr. Tom Jenkins
Dr. Scott Pratt
              Dr. Scott Pratt
Dr. Susan Duckett
           Dr. Susan Duckett