Interview with William (Ronnie) Coffman about the International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Oyer, Edwin B.; Coffman, William R.
In this interview, Professor Ronnie Coffman, Director of International Programs in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, reviews the activities scheduled in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Program, as well as a number of the on-campus activities that have been sustained during the life of the Program. Overseas activities that formed the basis of experience for Cornell are reviewed including the crop improvement and farm survey programs in China in the 1920s and the collaboration with the College of Agriculture of the University of The Philippines in the 1950s. The environment that fostered the establishment of the Program in 1963 as well as the numerous on-campus and overseas activities in subsequent years are explained in detail. Professor Emeritus Edwin Oyer, a former Director of the Program, interviewed Professor Coffman.
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International Programs; Agriculture