Capitol Hill Forum 2004 The Critical Role of International Agricultural Development in the Fight Against Undernutrition and HIV/AIDS 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. January 27, 2004
John M. Yohe International Sorghum/Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (INTSORMIL CRSP)
Dr. Yohe is the Program Director of the INTSORMIL CRSP has worked on diverse activities linked to international agricultural research and rural development for the past 30 years. He grew up on a general purpose farm. His first professional position after the B.S. degree was as a 4-H club agent with University of Missouri Extension Service. He earned a Masters in poultry nutrition (University of Missouri) and worked in the feed industry for six years. He received his Doctorate in international plant breeding (University of Missouri) where he analyzed the world germplasm collection of mungbeans. As part of his Doctoral thesis, he worked at the Orrisa University of Agricuture and Technology, located in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. His first professional international assignment was with the University of Wisconsin Northeast Natural Resource Development Project in Northeast Brazil. From there, he worked in South Korea on a soybean development program. In 1977 he was employed by the USAID, Technical Assistance Bureau, Office of Agriculture as a grain legume agronomist. In 1984 he moved to the University of Nebraska to work with the Sorghum/Millet CRSP (INTSORMIL) program.