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Islam participates in USDA FAS Borlaug Mentor Workshop

By Rafiq Islam
SWBR Program Leader

Rafiq Islam, Program Leader of the Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources program at The Ohio State University South Centers recently attended the USDA-Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Borlaug Mentor Focus Group Event at North Carolina State’s Centennial Campus on June 14 and 15.

Twenty-five past and new Borlaug mentors from different universities in the United States, along with USDA-FAS administration, attended the two-day workshop event. Islam, who has mentored five USDA-FAS Borlaug fellows from Africa, India, and Ukraine over the years, delivered a PowerPoint presentation to share his learning, successes, and insight to improve the fellowship program for achieving sustainable and long-term partnerships for future mentors.

The event was sponsored by the U.S. State Department.