27 July 2017: (left to right) Allan White, Advisor, Business Development Advisor for Plant & Food Research (PFR) New Zealand, and Ben Lupton from Innovate, a consulting firm, visited WorldVeg headquarters to learn about the Center’s activities and meet with Deputy Director General – Research David Johnson.
28 July 2017: 13 American and 18 Taiwanese university students participating in a 3-week Taiwan-America Student Conference (TASC) leadership conference stopped by WorldVeg headquarters. After a briefing by Maureen Mecozzi, Head of Communications and Information, the students toured the Demonstration Garden.
9-10 August 2017: Xin Zhao (3rd from left), Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Sciences and Craig Joseph Frey (1st from left), Graduate Assistant from the University of Florida, USA, visited WorldVeg headquarters to learn more about the Center’s current activities and facilities. They met with Deputy Director General – Research David Johnson, Deputy Director General – Administration and Services Yin-Fu Chang and the Center’s scientists – Peter Hanson, Lawrence Kenyon, Mandy Lin, and Vicky Cherng. Willie Chen (2nd from left) guided them to the Demonstration Garden, genebank and fertigation greenhouse with Eric Shen (4th from left), Principal Research Assistant, Genetic Resources. Dr. Zhao also gave a seminar to the Center’s staff.
22-23 August 2017: (left to right) Four professors from Korea — Sung-Chur Sim, Department of Bioresources Engineering, Sejong University; Joonyup Kim, Pusan National University, Life and Industry Convergence Research Institute; Young-Hoon Park, Department of Horticultural Bioscience, Pusan National University; and Geunhwa Jung, Stockbridge School of Agriculture University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA , USA visited WorldVeg headquarters to explore opportunities for cooperation with the Center’s scientists.
24 August 2017: A 17-person agricultural study delegation from Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan visited WorldVeg headquarters. They were accompanied by 2 staff from Agricultural Extension Center, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of National Chung-Hsing University.