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Alcorn to host agriculture extension administrator from India
On Monday, October 18, 2010, Alcorn State University will host Dr. Kiran Kokate, deputy director general (agriculture extension) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India. Dr. Kokate will give a presentation, "Current Extension Scenario in World's Largest Democracy, India," at 10 am in the Ray Johnson Auditorium, Extension and Research Complex.
Dr. Kokate earned his doctorate degree in diary extension from the National Diary Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana) in 1984. He has worked for a number of institutions and organizations in India, including the Agricultural Research Service of ICAR, Central Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Central Potato Research Institute, Simala (Himachi Pradesh), Mahatma Phule Agricultural University (MPAU), Rahuri (Maharashtra), College of Agriculture, Dhule (Maharashtra), and Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Agricultural University (DBSKAU), Dapoli (Maharashtra). Dr. Kokate has extensive experience working in different agro-climatic zones in India. In his present capacity as Deputy Director General, Dr. Kokate serves one of the largest extension systems in the world, with about 8000 scientific and technical staff across India.
Dr. Kokate’s presentation is open to the Alcorn State University family.