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2023 UTIA Fall Global Event Series

The Smith Center is pleased to invite faculty, staff and students to these 2023 UTIA Fall Global Events. Ranging from talks given by visiting international faculty to our International Showcase,…

Carl Bannon: September Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Highlight

By Michelle Boutell The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers and agricultural groups in foreign countries to promote sustainable…

#FacultyExchangeFriday- Evalyn Mwihia, USDA FEP Faculty Fellow

By Mary Shelley-Snell From August to December 2022, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosted nine Faculty Exchange Program (FEP) and five Scientific Exchange Program (SEP) fellows from four…

USAID Uganda’s 2023 Global Food Security Strategy Workshop Recap

By Michelle Boutell This spring, Smith Center consultant Sarah Lowder, Dave Ader, research assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) and Smith Center assistant director,…

UT Delegation Reunites with 2022 USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Fellows in Kenya

By Mary Shelley-Snell On June 22 and 23, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM), in partnership with the Smith Center, hosted a workshop on animal health, governance…

#FacultyExchangeFriday- Donald Lubembe, USDA FEP Faculty Fellow

By Nadia Tippett From August to December 2022, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosted nine Faculty Exchange Program (FEP) and five Scientific Exchange Program (SEP) fellows from four…

Now accepting submissions for the 2023 International Photo Contest

The Smith Center invites currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff to submit photos from your recent international travels. We plan to showcase the top photos at our upcoming International Showcase on…

Global Experiential Learning Creates Career Opportunities for Students

By Mary Shelley-Snell Herbert College of Agriculture study abroad programs provide students with exposure to global career opportunities within more specialized agricultural fields. Two examples of this include the Ireland…

Building on Donnie Smith’s Passion for Feeding the Hungry

By Mary Shelley-Snell In 2016, Donnie Smith (B.S. animal science, CEO of Foster Farms) retired from a thirty-plus-year career in the poultry industry. Former CEO of Tyson Foods, Smith had…