Bringing together producers, companies, researchers, professionals and students, the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), through the Sinop Campus AgriScience project, held the 4th Technical Update Meeting and the 4th Agricultural Technological Showcase, Field Day in early May.
“Our objective was to bring producers, professionals, young people and children closer to academic knowledge, technological innovation and scientific production. It is the university performing its function,” said Professor Daniel Carneiro de Abreu, coordinator of the event.
Rattan Lal, award-winning scientist in soil management and sustainability and professor from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), recorded a talk that was presented at the event. Brazil Gateway Director Jane K. Aparecido, recorded opening remarks to introduce Lal.
“It was an honor to participate in the same event as Professor Lal. Every Buckeye is incredibly proud of him and his research. Professor Abreu from UFMT mentioned he wanted the remarks to highlight the importance of education, science and innovation when tackling new challenges in food security and environmental sustainability,” Aparecido said.
The program included lectures on pasture management, integrated production systems, high-tech no-till seeders and sustainability.
Ohio State’s existing MOU with UFMT aims to develop a cooperative research and graduate student program on soil organic carbon sequestration and sustainable management of soil resources through eco-intensification of agroecosystems. The partnership also provides a platform to work more closely with the Brazil Gateway to maximize opportunities for collaborative teaching, research and outreach activities between Ohio State, UFMT and other partners in Brazil.