RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND EXTENSION PROGRAM FOR SUSTAINABLE MANURE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, LEARNING FROM THE BELGIAN MODEL
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The Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN) Department at Texas A&M University seeks to strengthen the global competitiveness of our students, faculty and staff through a coordinated international research, education and extension program. The research, education and extension programs will focus on the protection of soil and water quality with an emphasis on the application of manure to agricultural land. The collaborative research program will result in, 1) at least two joint research publications, 2) at least two joint conference presentations, 3) two presentations by the K.U. Leuven exchange student at TAMU, and 4) two joint grant proposals. The collaborative publications will present the research findings from the exchange research program in peer-reviewed journals. Authorship will include both the faculty members and the exchange students. The exchange students will present the research findings in at least two international conferences, one in the U.S. and one in Europe. The K.U. Leuven exchange student will give two presentations to students and faculty at the Borlaug Institute at TAMU. The first seminar will be upon arrival to discuss current research programs in Belgium.........