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: April 3, 1984
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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Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 86175687
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Telephone: (904) 392-1965
Farming Systems Support Project
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
April 14 3028 McCarty Hall
April 3, 1984 Gainesville, Florida 32611

On Networking # 2
SDnmestic Orientation to FSR/E Workshops: The FSSP Core is still
searching for a host entity for the first 1984 domestic workshop,
"Orientation to FSR/E." At least three workshops are to be scheduled
during the year. The second FSR/E Workshop Orientation will occur
August 20-24 and will be hosted by the University of Minnesota (UMN).
The third FSR/E Workshop Orientation will be hosted by the University
of Kentucky (UOK) during a week in late summer or early fall,
be determined.

* MSTAT Workshops: The first MSTAT (Michigan Statistics) Workshop was
held in East Lansing and hosted by MSU professionals involved in
developing the MSTAT materials. Thirteen participants from at least
three nations attended the two-week workshop from March 19-30. The
first MSTAT in-country follow-up workshop will be held in Malawi from
May 28 June 9. Twelve Malawi participants will be invited. The MSU
trainers will be assisted in Malawi by three Malawians and one
UF/Malawi project professional, all of whom have completed the
hands-on training course on MSTAT in East Lansing. Follow-up
in-country workshops will also take place in Senegal and Ecuador. For
further information, contact Russ Freed at MSU (517) 355-2383.

Honduras FSR Project Evaluation: The FSSP-sponsored interim evaluation
of the NMSU HARP occurred during the last week of January 1984. The
final copy of the evaluation report was completed last week. Comments
have been received from both USAID/H and NMSU. The FSSP Core wishes to
thank UMN, RTI and UF from the FSSP network for providing professionals
for this evaluation. The evaluation team did an outstanding job in a
very short amount of time. Some of the team's suggestions have already
been implemented. For further information, contact Dan Galt, (904)

Hawaii Pre-Departure Orientation Workshop: This workshop, from
Feb. 27 March 9, at the University of Hawaii (UOH), Manoa campus, was
extremely useful. The workshop brought together many individuals
responsible for both project management and team orientations from
universities across the U.S., exposing the participants to a wide array
of materials and methods for conducting several types of orientations:
(1) long-term for several team members; (2) long-term team member
replacement and (3) short-term for several team members. A lot of
unanimity was reached and much confidence-building occurred.
Participants were unanimous in agreeing that more emphasis should be
placed on quality phased orientations for future teams headed overseas
on projects. For further information, contact Hal McArthur, UOH (808)


* Advisory Council (Drs. Larry Zuidema-Chair, Jim Meiman and Dale
Harpstead) meets April 11-13 in Washington, D.C. Agenda includes: S&T
report, implementation of the 1984 Work Plan, AID Washington/FSSP
relations, MOA status, Technical Committee report and plans, annual
meeting format and agenda, the procedural and policy manual. Dr.
Cornelia Flora, Mr. Wendell Morse and Dr. McDermott will meet with the

* Technical Committee (Drs. Cornelia Flora Chair, Bob Hart, Bob
McDowell, Jim Henson, John Caldwell and Sam Johnson) meets April 24-25
in Kansas City, Missouri. Agenda includes: technical
(state-of-the-art synthesis) issues directed toward task groups,
workshops and general concerns.

* Front Lines, a publication for employees of AID including
AID/Washington and AID/Missions worldwide, is soliciting brief
articles on AID-funded projects to include in the regular column
Science and Technology. Suggested length is from one-half page to 1
1/2 pages, typed, double spaced. Content should be informative and
relate the progress you are making in your area of research or
technical assistance. Send to: Editor, Front Lines, Roan 4890, AID,
Washington, D.C. 20523.

* All modules (slide/tape presentations) are available on a
loan basis to program associates at all support entities. Materials
may be duplicated for your own use in orientation, training and other
educational settings. See FSSP Vol. 1, No. 3 for a listing.

* Scripted slide presentations-case studies of farming systems research
projects are being sought to provide specific project/county activities
as examples of on-going FSR/E activities. This type of presentation is
especially useful in training and orientation activities both
dcmestically- and internationally.--If you have a presentation-that -- --
describes your projects) or relates some specific project
undertakings, let us know about it. We want to expand the number of
case study presentations available through FSSP.

* Colorado State University is offering several intensive short courses
designed for international students with a concentration in
agriculture, natural resources or economic development, including:
Farming Systems Research and Development, May 21 June 15. For
information, contact: Martha Denney, Office of International Training
Programs, 314 Aylesworth Hall, N.W., Colorado State University, Fort
Collins, CO 80523.

* Ing. Astolfo Fumagalli, Sub-Gerente of IICA, The National Agricultural
Research Institute of Guatemala, visited the FSSP and the North Florida
FSR/E Project March 26-30... He was investigating possibilities of FSSP
and ICTA collaborating for Farming Systems training in Latin America.

* Four faculty members from Washington State University (Drs. Tom Trail,
Bonnie Johnson, Ron Jimmerson and Joe Cuancara) recently attended an
FSR/E Orientation Workshop at UF, in collaboration with FSSP. They
will use this experience to strengthen the newly formed Department of
General Agriculture and Home Economics at WSU as well as input the
FSSP/MOA Cmmnittee on campus.

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