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.