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The week-long Farm to Table program was organized with a suite of activities and students that complemented each other well and allowed each participant to find their own area of education- whether looking for general exposure to a food system, specific applications within a discipline, or an extension of their cultural comfort zone.
Last week Farm to Table was held in southern Chile. The program gave participants exposure to leading exporting animal food production systems, and site visits focused on international trade standards and emerging issues in food safety related to the Chilean salmon and cattle industry.
CAHFS-affiliated faculty Dr. Karin Hamilton and VPHPM resident Dr. Jacob DeVries have been in Kosovo this month leading a workshop "From the Farm to Table - Poulty Production" with the University of Prishtina. Various University of Minnesota (UMN) departments have entered this partnership project with World Learning in order to work with the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary at University of Prishtina, Kosovo (FAV UP) with the primary goals to help develop, strengthen, and sustain a modern academic program for agriculture, food systems and veterinary education.
As many countries lack key professional institutions, staff, and skills to identify, track, and control dangerous animal diseases, a University of Minnesota program, ProgRESSVet, is helping to build professional capabilities in several Latin American countries.
The initial planning for the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Chiang Mai University-University of Minnesota veterinary educational twinning project came together in the fall of 2012, when key faculty and administrators envisioned what might be accomplished. The plan proved invaluable as a road map but, much like the experience of traveling, several changes occurred over the 39-month project.
In early August, following years of collaboration with Chiang Mai University, Dr. Scott Wells and Dr. Will Hueston traveled nearly 8,000 miles to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to help celebrate the Veterinary Public Health Center for Asia-Pacific’s newly attained status as Asia’s first OIE Collaborating Center for Capacity Building in Veterinary Services.
This August, three instructors and nineteen participants from across the University of Minnesota and Chiang Mai University in Thailand explored two complex food systems in the week-long Focus on Food Production program.