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Ghana civil servants visit FVSU’s Meat Technology Center

Published: 08/29/2016 10:01AM
By: booner


Larry Brown (third from left), a Fort Valley State University meat technology technician, and Charmaine Greene (far right), an FVSU animal science graduate student, show a delegation from Ghana how to properly use machinery to process ground beef Aug. 11.

Three civil servants from Ghana visited Fort Valley State University Aug. 1-15 for training in meat processing and slaughterhouse management. The training, part of the outreach mission of FVSU’s Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center (GSRREC), is funded through the Cochran Fellowship Program, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Terrell Hollis, manager of the Meat Technology Center, supervised the training. Vincent Asare Twum, an officer with the food and drug authority in Ghana, said FVSU’s facilities are very impressive, and the university’s knowledge concerning food safety will help meat processing operations in his country.

“It gives us great pleasure at the Small Ruminant Center to help carry out some aspects of international agriculture program of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology at FVSU,” said Dr. Brou Kouakou, associate professor of animal science and director of the GSRREC.  For more information concerning FVSU’s Meat Technology Center, contact Kouakou at (478) 827-3091 or kouakoub@fvsu.edu.