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Mexican Profs Wrap Up Summer at UW-RF

SEPT. 29, 2006--Two visiting professors from Mexico wrapped up their summer semester at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as part of the UWRF/ITA 25 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program called "The Partnership for Producer Education."

Agricultural economist Marcos Campos and veterinarian Azahel Salazar, both of ITA-25, a four-year technical college in Altamirano, Guerrero, Mexico, participated in this program to become trained in adult producer education and agricultural markets as well as infrastructure development issues. While on campus, the professors received both formal in-class training and experiential training in these areas.

They have already started a producer school in their region, according to Gregg Hadley, a professor in the UW-RF department of agricultural economics. Because the school is the first of its kind, their state government gave them the first business incubator site in the state, said Hadley.

Campos and Salazar will be returning next summer semester. Four of their colleagues will venture to UWRF in January and will stay until July, Hadley said.


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