AGQ Labs hosted a group of USDA Cochran Fellows from Middle East last July 27th
The Cochran Fellowship Program provides short-term training opportunities to agricultural professionals from middle-income countries, emerging markets, and emerging democracies. The goals are:
- to help eligible countries develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food and fiber needs of their domestic populations; and
- to strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and agricultural interests in the United States.
Approximately 600 Cochran fellows come to the United States each year, generally for 2-3 weeks, to work with U.S. universities, government agencies, and private companies. They receive hands-on training to enhance their technical knowledge and skills in areas related to agricultural trade, agribusiness development, management, policy, and marketing. USDA announces eligible countries and topics each year based on current trade issues.
Since its start in 1984, the Cochran Program has provided training for more than 17,500 fellows from 125 countries. The program is named for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.
Together with our partner and MRL database provider, Bryant Christie, AGQ Labs welcomed this group of Cochran Fellows at its laboratory located in Oxnard, CA. The guests could see how a testing lab works and had the opportunity to learn about the services provided by AGQ Labs.
Our purpose is to help create a safer world, leveraging science, technology, and knowledge to deliver profitable, sustainable, and scientifically backed solutions tailored to our clients’ specific needs. We are one of the world’s leading laboratories and technological centers, combining the most advanced analytical techniques with more than 20 years of experience. Our clients range across the entire value chain: producers, exporters, traders, large packers, supermarket certification specialists, and food processing concerns. In short, we provide superior scientific results — quickly, competitively, and efficiently.
AGQ Labs USA is located in Oxnard, California and specializes in two core sectors: Food Safety and Agronomy.
- Pesticide Residue Analysis
- MRL Compliance
- Mycotoxin Testing
- Heavy Metal Testing
- FDA Detentions
- Regulatory Assistance
- Soil Analysis
- Water Analysis
- Plant Tissue Analysis
- Crop Nutritional Monitoring ™
- GIS Mapping
To be a technological center, at the forefront of analytical and applied chemistry, which is uniquely oriented to satisfy the needs of our clients, and whose calling and international presence serve as a paradigm in the Agro-food, Environmental, Industrial, and Mining sectors.
We take pride in our global logistic agility, advanced analytical capacity, and crop-management expertise, all of which enable us to support our clients, from farm to fork, to help create a better and safer world.
Visit our website to obtain more information about AGQ Labs.