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July 22, 2004

Sub-Saharan soil sampling

Dr. Daniel M. Lyons SrDr. Daniel M. Lyons Sr. of the Cooperative Extension Program at A&T is coordinating a grant from the Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI) to assist with recruitment for the OICI’s Farmer-to-Farmer Program. The program lines up volunteers with agricultural backgrounds to serve short-term assignments, of two-to-four weeks, working with farmers in Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal. On Monday, July 26,   Dr. Lyons and OICI representatives will be hosting a luncheon to discuss the program with farmers and other individuals interested in volunteering. To register or for more information, contact Lyons at (336) 334-7734, or email Tiffany Slade (sladet@ncat.edu). The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 21.



The OICI also is working with four of A&T’s sister 1890 institutions - Alcorn State, Southern, Arkansas - Pine Bluff and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore — to establish a recruitment pipeline for the Farmer-to-Farmer Program. Applications for prospective volunteers as well as complete details on the Farmer-to-Farmer Program are available at http://www.oicinternational.org/FtF/Applications.htm.

Posted July 22, 2004 09:21 AM

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