Save the date for the UTIA International Showcase

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Save the date for our International Showcase, being held in conjunction with the UTIA Study Abroad Fair, on September 23rd from 1:30-3:30 pm. This event will be held at Brehm Animal Science Arena and will feature guest speakers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Foreign Agricultural Service, and Donnie Smith, animal science alumnus (’80), CEO of Foster Farms, and Smith Center benefactor, as guest speakers. The International Showcase will also highlight information on our study abroad programs and international research projects. We will conduct a silent auction with items from around the world and canvas print photos from our International Photo Contest to fund a study abroad scholarship. Join us for some UT Creamery ice cream and learn more about global engagement across UTIA. See below for the scheduled program!


2022 UTIA International Showcase Schedule of Events

1:30 p.m.  Showcase begins with UT Creamery Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. Welcoming Video and Remarks

  • Dr. Tom Gill, Associate Professor and Chair of the Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture
  • Dr. Carrie Castille, Senior Vice Chancellor / Senior Vice President for the UT Institute of Agriculture

2:10 p.m. Speakers from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

  • John Passino, Global Engagement Executive, Office of the Administrator
  • Jeremy Adamson, Policy Advisor for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

2:25 p.m. Introduction of USDA Fellows and Smith Faculty Fellows

2:30 p.m. Alumnus Remarks

  • Donnie Smith, CEO, Foster Farms

2:40 p.m. Showcase Events

  • Ag Day Preview
  • UT Creamery Ice Cream Social
  • Study Abroad Fair
  • Silent Auction*
  • Photo Booth
  • Virtual Reality Global Travel Experience

*Silent Auction begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.