Dr. R.Q. Zhang is the President of Cheng-Du Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences in China. He and his wife, Xiao Rong Wu, were in Arkansas visiting their old classmate Dr. Wengui Yan for a few days in February. On February 10, 2010, Dr. Yan brought his visitors to Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center to meet with other ARS and UARREC scientists for an informative informal meeting. Dr. Zhang spoke about ChengDu Academy and his own experiences in rapeseed or canola production and breeding. About 30 scientists and technicians attended this informative session. Dr. Yan then took Dr. Zhang and his wife on tours of Dale Bumpers, SNARC (Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center), UARREC, and Chris Isbell’s farm.
Pictured above: Zongbu Yan, Xiao Rong Wu, R.Q. Zhang, and Wengui Yan