International Programs in Agriculture & Natural Resources

International Programs

To promote and facilitate international activities in the College through collaboration with educational institutions, organizations and agencies throughout the world. 

Our Mission

International Programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources (IPAN) was established in 1998 when the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognized the importance of international involvement and sought to encourage and facilitate research, outreach, and education efforts across the globe.

Faculty in the College have a long history of helping colleagues in other countries improve their crop production, animal rearing, conservation practices and policy understanding. We have extended knowledge gained from our own experiences and, in turn, benefited from our involvement with colleagues abroad.

Programs and projects range from distance education, establishing extension services, food safety, soil remediation, aquaculture, to crop production and veterinary medicine.  Countries with on-going projects include China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Taiwan and Uganda.

Finally, IPAN coordinates and develops international agriculture and natural resource programs for the College and University.

Explore Our International Opportunities!

International Agriculture & Extension Lecture Recordings

Kenya Lecture Series

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Farm Management Specialist Dale Johnson hosted eight weeks of lectures on Wednesdays focused on Kenya. Topics will range from agriculture, wildlife, living in Kenya and Johnson’s study abroad program.

February 8 Recording

Farmer-to-Farmer: Bringing Science to the Village Farmer in Northern Uganda

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Presenter: Dr. Ray Weil


Research in Africa

AGNR Takes Root Around the World

2020 Summer

2019 Spring

2018 Fall



Fall 2018: AGNR's Global Reach

Extension in a Global Context

AGNR International Survey

How did you spend your Summer: Brazil, Greece, England, Poland

Conference: Taiwan and Avian Influenza

Mini-Summit for Food Safety & Security

Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems 




2018 Summer

2018 Summer Email

2018 Summer


ROOTS Africa student group travels to Liberia
Saving Africa's Vultures
Collaboration with Nigerian and Spanish partners
AFRI webinar


2017-18 Winter

2017 Fall email

Mexico Undersectary Visits AGNR to Learn About Extension

10th Mini Summit on Food Safety, Policy and Sustainability
Mini Summit Poster Competition
AGNR's Women in Agriculture Collaboration with Wolkite University
Kangwon National University


2017 Fall

2017 Sep. newsletter

Sept 2017: AGNR Takes Root: Tanzania, Paraguay, China

Tanzania, Food Security and Technology
Paraguay-AGNR Agreement
Lori Lynch on Fulbright in Colombia
Visiting Scholars Dr. Filiz Gurel and Dr. Hsin-i Hsaio


2017 Summer

2017 June newsletter

June 2017: Uganda Irrigation and Agriculture Project


Ray Weil Research in China
Bob Hill soils research at NWAFU, China
NWAFU Delegation visits UMD
Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia


2017 Spring

2017 Winter: AGNR Study Abroad