Drs. Sanja Živković and Olga Murova from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource's Department of Agricultural
and Applied Economics were selected to host five fellows from Serbia to study food
processing industry associations and cooperatives in the United States. This award
is part of the 2016 – Cochran Fellowship Program administered by the Foreign Agricultural
Services Division of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Serbian fellows
are expected to visit Texas Tech University for two weeks in July where they will
attend course seminars, participate in field observations and industry visits.
The Cochran Fellowship Program offers short term training opportunities for agriculturalists from middle-income countries
and emerging market countries working in both the public and private sectors. Training
programs are offered by U.S. universities through a competitive grants process. Qualifications
for the award include national competitiveness of the department and expertise of
the faculty principal investigators.