Selected Past International Visitors

2017

  • 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

2016

  • 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

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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

2013

  • 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.

2012

  • 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

2011

  • 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

2010

  • 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

2009

  • 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

2008

  • 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.

2007

  • 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

2006

  • 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

2005

  • 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

2004

  • 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