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On July 11-14, 2017 three Cameron County youth attended the 4-H Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada with Guadalupe Castro and Dawn Burton. Castro is an extension agent and Burton is health coordinator for the Cooperative Extension Program. Students Perla Sanchez, Yuridia Ibarra, and Isela Diaz attended workshops that highlighted what 4-H youth were accomplishing around the world. Meeting with youth from Canada, Argentina, Korea, Ireland, China, Japan, Nepal, Morocco, Kenya, and Nigeria, among others, they established a global network that they could use to influence positive change in their community. During the Summit they visited the Natural History Museum of Ottawa where they tried local cuisine and were given a presentation on populations in the area and their cultural dances. They also spent an evening in the Museum of Food and Agriculture where they experienced projects led by local 4-H clubs. At night they visited the Capital Parliament building to experience the light show that helped tell the history of Canada. The Summit hosted a gala where participants were encouraged to wear attire that represented their culture. The young ladies left the Summit inspired to come back to their communities and begin their roles as club leaders.

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Cameron County 4-H’ers Attend Global Summit in Canada

Submitted by Guadalupe Castro, Extension Agent, Cameron County

Scientists from Mexico Visit College of Agriculture and Human Sciences On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one of the 266 member Institutions of the National Technology of Mexico Education System with which Prairie View A&M University has a collaborative working agreement. Dr. Deland Myers, Research Scientist Leader, Food Systems, also met with representatives from ITA during his Study Abroad class visit with students to Mexico in the spring. The contingent was led by President Humberto Ambriz Delgadillo and included faculty members Edgar Zacarias Moreno, Uriel Luévano Hernández and Jose Ernesto Olvera Gonzalez. The group also toured the International Goat Research Center (IGRC), the greenhouses, and horticulture fields. CAHS undergraduate student Juan Avendano who works in the IGRC accompanied the visitors on the tour and explained the research on the farm given his work experience and command of the Spanish language. The visit will lead to future research collaborations with the ITA and CARC as well as facilitate student and faculty exchanges between the two institutions. Submitted by Dr. Deland Myers, Research Scientist Leader, Food Systems

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