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ARS Office of International Research Programs Hosts Israeli Delegation, April 2015

Jennifer Woodward-Greene, ARS Office of International Research Programs (OIRP) hosted an Israeli delegation visit to ARS headquarters and a tour of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center of the ARS Northeast Area (NEA). The group was in the US as part of the Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting at the University of Maryland April 15-17, 2015. BARD is a competitive funding program for joint agricultural research projects by American and Israeli scientists. It also supports international workshops and fellowships. Several briefings were planned for the group, including a welcome by Dariusz Swietlik, NEA Director, and ARS Overview by Steve Shafer, ARS Associate Administrator, in addition to seminars and site visits with several scientists with current or former BARD funding.

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