Monday, April 2, 2018

The 2018 International Agriculture Day will take place at the Georgia Museum of Art from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The lecture and awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. with the reception to follow. Both are free to attend. All UGA faculty, staff, students and friends of CAES are invited.

Program Includes:

  • Keynote Address
  • Agriculture Abroad Photo Contest
  • Reflections by International Agriculture Certificate Student
  • Scholarship and Award Presentations
  • Recognition of graduating International Agriculture Certificate students
  • Reception

Keynote Address:

Efforts to narrow the gender gap in agriculture:  One woman’s journey


Keynote Speaker:

Helga Recke

Helga Recke is a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University’s College for Agriculture and Life Sciences, specifically at AWARE (Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education). A co-founder of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), a career development program for top African women scientists, she served most recently as its Science Coordinator and Senior Advisor. Now based in the US, Helga is committed to fostering stronger north-south partnerships and networks for agricultural programs and projects, particularly involving women scientists, and to achieve sustainable impact through gender-responsive approaches.

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2018 International Ag Day

About International Agriculture Day

Global photos, awards and presentations are among the highlights of the annual College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences’ International Agriculture Day celebration, an annual event begun in 2011 by the Office of Global Programs.

The afternoon reception and awards program includes a keynote address featuring experts in international agriculture, nutrition and food security. The college’s most globally minded students are also recognized through the presentation of scholarships and travel awards, including the Global Citizen Award and the Kanemasu Global Engagement Award, both of which recognize students who have embraced global citizenship, as well as the announcement of the Ag Abroad Photo Contest winner.