Agriculture Policy Fall 2015

CALS Global Academy delivered a short-term, customized training program on Agriculture Policy for seven fellows in the fall of 2015. Of the group of seven, two of the fellows were from Kenya with the other five being from South Africa. This interdisciplinary training program provided the group with a deep understanding of the agricultural policies in the U.S., and gave them insight into how these policies support steady increases in agricultural production, domestic and international trade, and the economies of rural communities.

Visiting the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The group got to meet with the Assistant Director of International Marketing Peter Thornton.


Peter Thornton having a discussion with the group.


Group discussion on building leadership within the agricultural community.


The lecture on building leadership in the agriculture community was given by Joy Morgan from the Department of Agriculture and Extension Education along with guest lecturors from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Farm-Field Crops, the North Carolina Farm Bureau, and Ag Carolina.


Taking notes during a lecture.


Meeting with the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.


Meeting Debbie Hamrick, Director of Specialty Crops, at the North Carolina Farm Bureau.


The group taking a picture with Larry Wooten, President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau.


Hamisi, one of the fellows from Kenya, speaking before Farm Bureau.


The fellows from South Africa showing their pride.


At the farmer's market in Carrboro.


Group photo with Rebecca Dunning.


Nicky, Hamisi, and Eliud having a discussion at the farmer's market.


Vuyani at the farmer's market.


Group discussion.


Meeting with Mike Ortosky at the Piedmont Processing Center in Hillsborough.