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Nigerian lawmakers seek Fort Valley State University for agriculture advice

Published: 06/19/2013 12:00PM
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Nigerian political officials searching for methods to improve food production are seeking solutions from Fort Valley State University.

As a part of an eight-day U.S. tour, political officials representing the Cross River State located in Nigeria will visit campus June 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour will begin at the C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center. During their visit, officials are scheduled to listen to a presentation about the role and impact of the Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education (SARE) program. They will also tour FVSU's College of Agriculture facilities.

James Hill, FVSU's 1890 land-grant university liaison for the SARE program, said the purpose of the visit is to expose the officials to the SARE program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture funded program that offers grants and provides education.

"My expectations are that the delegates will receive enough information from both presentations and tours to become enlightened about U.S. agriculture, then go back and replicate it in their own state," Hill said.

For more information concerning the SARE program or tour, contact James Hill at 478-825-6263 or hillj@fvsu.edu.