at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

UHM CTAHR Hosts Cochran Fellows; Day of Presentations Upcoming


The Cochran Fellowship provides exchange opportunities between American agriculture professionals and their counterparts from developing countries related to land, farming systems, food production and government policies on food safety and trade business in the United States.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is hosting seven USDA Cochran Fellows from Thailand, funded by the USDA-FAS including an (1) Economist, (1) Project Director, (1) Policy Analyst, (1) Environmental Officer, (1) Senior Ag Researcher, (1) Senior Hydrologist, and a USDA-FAS staff member. A day of presentations covering topics related to agriculture and collaborations between the US and Thailand will be held on September 19. Schedule is below; talks pertinent to Thailand are bolded.


USDA Cochran Fellows Meeting

Date: September 19, 2017

Location: 219 AgSci Building

Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

USDA Cochran Fellows Meeting Schedule

Time Item
8:30-9:00 am Welcome and group picture
Dr. Nick Comerford, Dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa
9:00 to 9:20 Overview and discussion on Global Alliance for Resilient Agriculture (GACSA) and collaborations between the US and Thailand
Dr. Jinzeng Yang, Professor of Animal Genetics
9:20-9:40 Environment-friendly agriculture and food production (Ms. Danita Dahl)
Ms Danita Dahl, Graduate Student
9:50-10:10 Heat Stress and management for efficient dairy cattle production
Dr. C.N. Lee, Extension Specialist of Dairy Cattle
10:10-10:30 Grass-fed beef cattle production and meat quality in Hawaii
Dr. Yong Soo Kim, Professor of Animal Science
10:30-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 to 11:00 Thai Studies and Thais Studying at UHM: Continuing the Tradition
Dr. Miriam Stark, Professor of Anthropology, UHM
11:00 to 11:30 Comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP) in livestock operations
Dr. Rajesh Jha, Associate professor of animal nutrition
11:30 to 12:00 International collaboration on natural resource management and government policies
Dr. Catherine Chan, Professor of Economics
12:00 to 12:20 Livestock animal genetics, GMO and sustainable agriculture
Dr. Jinzeng Yang
12:30 to 1:30 pm Lunch and group discussion in Room 202