衣阿华州华人农业促进会

The Iowa Chinese in Agriculture (ICIA), a non-profit and volunteer-based 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2006. ICIA members consist of professionals in research, education, production, and business in agriculture across Iowa. ICIA’s mission is to provide a platform to serve our local communities and to organize Chinese culture related events/activities to improve member’s after-work life (and at-work life). ICIA also to foster a favorable environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating world  class agricultural professionals to work in Iowa.

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Newsletter 2010 PDF Print E-mail

The first issue of the ICIA newsletter is online now. This is an effort to facilitate the communication with ICIA members, sponsors, and partners and friends. We will publish ICIA newsletter in a regular base. We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter and will become more active members in the future.

Newsletter 2010

 
Lang Deng, President of ICIA, Honored in 2009 DuPont Volunteer Recognition Program PDF Print E-mail

DuPont is honoring nearly 400 employees in the 2009 DuPont Volunteer Recognition program.  Established in 1998, the program recognizes employees or teams of employees who devote their time and talents to improve the quality of life in their communities. On behalf of each honoree team, $1,000 is donated to the organization that received the community service.  Grants acknowledging employee contributions will be distributed to 176 non-profit organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

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ICIA Representatives Attended 2009 World Food Prize Events PDF Print E-mail

 

Deng Lang, Dong Zhanshan, Zhang Jian and Zou Jijun attended the 2009 World Food Prize (WFP) event in Des Moines, Iowa during October 13-16. Bill Gates, global ag ministers, UN agency leaders gathered in Des Moines for the 2009 WFP event to honor legacy of Borlaug who passed away on September 12, 2009. This year’s WFP was the largest attendance with 65 countries yet for the event with over 45 notable speakers from more than 15 countries addressing food’s link to global security. Speakers at the 2009 WFP event include: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton (via Video Conference), U.S. Secretary Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Amih Abaza, Canadian Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz, Dutch Minister of Agriculture Gerda Verburg, Jeffrey Sachs Director of the Earth Institute, Josette Sheeran Executive Director of the UN World Food Program, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, chairman, president & CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Co. Patricia Woertz and DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman. More info could be found at www.worldfoodprize.org

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2009 23:07
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Iowa Chinese in Agriculture co-sponsored Hebei Delegation visit to Iowa PDF Print E-mail

Pioneer Hi-Bred International and the Iowa Chinese in Agriculture (ICIA) sponsored the visit of Hebei Executive Governor Fu Zhifang to Iowa on Aug. 24, 2009.

ICIA President Dr. Lang Deng spoke on behalf of the Chinese community of Central Iowa. Lang and ICIA Vice President Dr. Dong Zhanshan attended the reception for the Hebei Delegation by Iowa Sister States at Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines. 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2009 14:12
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ICIA successfully invited, coordinated and co-hosted the visit of MOST delegation PDF Print E-mail

ICIA 成功地组织、协调、并接待了以张来武副部长带领的中国科技部代表团对衣阿华州的访问

At the invitation of Iowa Governor Culver, ICIA and Pioneer, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) led by Vice Minister Zhang Laiwu has visited Iowa July 8th and 9TH.  Vice Minister Zhang came to US as Chinese Chief Representative on US-China Agricultural Cooperation working group meeting with US undersecretary of Agriculture in Davis, CA.  He cut his talk short to come to Iowa with four of his staff: Mr. Jin Ju-Minister Counselor of Science and Technology; Mr. Jia Jingdun-Director General of Department of Agriculture at MOST; Mr. Yang Ru-Personal Assistant to Minister Zhang and Ms. Lu Jia-Program Officer of Department of International Cooperation at MOST. 

Last Updated on Friday, 07 August 2009 15:07
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