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Ag professor participates in trade mission trip to Southeast Asia

August 1, 2018, in Applied Agriculture and Food Studies, Latest News

Rich Crow, assistant professor of agronomy at Morningside College, recently participated in a two-week trade mission trip to Southeast Asia as a member of the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) program.

I-LEAD is a two-year program designed to provide Iowa’s talented men and women with the tools they need to succeed as leaders and spokespeople for the agriculture industry. It is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and the Iowa Corn Growers Association.

During the trip, participants met with ag industry representatives in Vietnam and Japan. Among other things, they investigated the emerging and established export market for Iowa agriculture products; heard the other side of trade agreements with the United States; and learned about biofuel efforts in Southeast Asia and opportunities and obstacles for Iowa ethanol exports to this region.

Crow joined the faculty at Morningside College in the fall of 2014. He has a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.