October 8, 2015, last week Assistant Professor Dr. Hua Yang, Center for Meat Safety & Quality, Department of Animal Sciences hosted 10 Cochran Fellows from China [8 Managers, 1 Technician, and 1 CEO) and one (1) USDA Marketing Specialist].
Dr. Yang was successful in her proposal to USDA to host the Cochran Fellows and train them on Dairy Farm Improvement and Management. Cochran Fellowship Program’s Asia region requested training program to help train dairy farm managers on how to utilize the latest technology in parlor design, housing design, waste management and farm management to improve their production and grow their herds. The overall goal of this training was to improve and build the Chinese dairy industry and increase the exports of U.S. Dairy genetic material, feeds and equipment to China.
Dr. Yang continues to build upon CSU-CAS’s success in attracting Cochran and Borlaug Fellows from around the world. Many faculty members have previously taken advantage of such programs. More information about such programs can be found at http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program and http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/cochran-fellowship-program.