Group Title: On networking : Farming Systems Support Project
Title: On networking
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Title: On networking
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Farming Systems Support Project
Publisher: Farming Systems Support Project.
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Publication Date: January 15, 1985
Copyright Date: 1985
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
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General Note: Description based on: No. 6 (July 6, 1984); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: No. 14 (Oct. 24, 1984)
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Telephone: (904) 392-1965
Farming Systems Support Project
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611

On Networking #16 January 15, 1985

* MSTAT Course: The dates of the next MSTAT course at Michigan State are
March 25 29. The course fees are $1,100.00 per participant. 10 spaces
are still available. Rooms are reserved for all participants at the
Kellogg Center. This is on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Contact Russ
Freed for further information (517) 355-2383.

* FSR/E Orientation Workshop The University of Arizona will host the
first FSR/E Orientation Workshop of 1985 during the period of March 4-7,
1985. Given in conjunction with University of Arizona's seminar series
"Farming Systems in Arid Lands", the orientation workshop will cover the
Evolution Philosophy and Methodology of the Farming Systems approach to
Agricultural Development. For further information, contact
Dr. Mark Lynham at (602) 621-4416 or 621-6271.

* While the AID Science and Technology budget for agriculture remains
constrained, we are pleased that funding for the FSSP will be maintained
at the level specified in the Cooperative Agreement. Emphasis will be
given in 1985 and 1986 to strengthening the program content of the FSSP
for training and technical assistance. These plans are spelled out in
the 1985 Work plan which was very generally reviewed at the FSSP annual
meeting in October. The work plan was presented to AID in meetings with
S & T and the regional bureaus in early December. Final revisions of the
work plan and budget are in process.

* Evaluation Task Force (ETF) The evaluation task force met for two days
(Nov. 19-20, 1984) in an organizational setting. James Henson and Jan
Noel, co-leaders of the task force, planned and facilitated a productive
first meeting. The rest of the evaluation task force consists of:
Richard Bernsten (MSU), Tom Cook (RTI), Mike Patton (UMN) and Don Voth

The evaluation task force will develop a draft format for FSR project
evaluations. The format will be subjected to a dry-run analysis of a
project which has been evaluated. The revised format will then be
field-tested on two current FSR projects, at least one of which will be
located in Africa. The format will be revised based on these two field
trials, and the final product will be presented at the KSU FSR/FSSP
meetings, October, 1985.


* Development of FSR/E Course Materials: Four working groups are scheduled
to convene in Gainesville during Feb. 18-23, for the purpose of
developing four training units to provide skills training to developing
country national researchers and extensionists. The topical areas
covered by the units are: Diagnosis, Agronomic Design and Analysis,
Socioeconomic Analysis, and Management/Administration. These units will
provide badly-needed resource materials to FSR/E trainers. The units
will undergo field testing some time this year and will ultimately be
available to universities and agencies having a need for training
materials in FSR/E.

Other units are slated for development at a later date. The above four
are given priority in development since three of them comprise the
essential skills required by researchers and extensionists to operate in
a farming systems mode. The management/administrative unit will train in
those skills required for FSR/E team management.

* Welcome to University of Arkansas (UOAr) The FSSP and the University of
Arkansas recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). This brings to
26 the number of support entities involved in the FSSP network. The
administrative coordinator for UOAr is Tom Westing (501/575-2256); the
program leader is Don Voth (501/575-2409). Each program associate will
soon receive the latest "List of Official MOA Contacts".


Title: Director of International Programs
Location: Mississippi State, MS 39762
Qualifications: Ph.D. with at least one degree in an agricultural
discipline. Experience in, and understanding of, U.S. and international
agriculture. Preference given for experience in successful
administration and management. Experience and interest in development
projects in LDCs. The ability to write and negotiate grant or contract
proposals, especially international. A productive record in research,
teaching or service relative to international programs. An empathy for,
and an ability to work with, people of other cultures.
Institution: Mississippi State University, Division of Agriculture,
Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
Contact: Dr. Louis N. Wise, Vice President, Division of Agriculture,
Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 5386, Mississippi State, MS
Phone: None provided
Deadline: February 1, 1985 or until a suitable candidate is located


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