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NAU Students Visit UC Davis

February 24, 2014

studentsinclassroom400x300Western Institute for Food Safety and Security team members and friends recently hosted an informal session  for 20 visiting graduate and undergraduate students from Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU). A tour of campus facilities provided the students a first-hand view of the variety of research and educational programs offered at UC Davis. WIFSS has been working with NAU on a potential program collaboration addressing foodborne and food safety programs utilizing One Health approaches.

Dr. Bennie Osburn and Dr. Mandy Arens delivered an overview of WIFSS’s education and outreach programs.  David Goldenberg talked about WIFSS’s disaster awareness and preparedness program; and Dr. Mike Payne informed the students about dairying in California.  Dr. Cheryl Scott talked about WIFSS’s involvement with global one health issues, and director, Dr. Rob Atwill informed them about water quality impacts and food safety.

Dr. Dirk Van Vuren, from Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology at UC Davis, spoke with the students about California agricultural history and wildlife.  The students enjoyed learning about the geography and culture of California from Kelly Nimtz.

At the conclusion of the two-day visit the students enjoyed a trip and social gathering hosted by Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg.