TET Fund


CESTA/1890 Global Education Program leaders and participants at Central State University's Xenia Location.

To build and foster a relationship that will promote intellectual exchanges with an international focus between academic, research, extension, and administrators of Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) and Central State University.

The CESTA/1890 GEP is in strategic alignment with the priorities at both the College and University levels, and with USDA/NIFA programming for International Engagement and Research Cooperation (CIP):

• Enhances the effectiveness of NIFA and the U.S. institutions it supports in research, education, and extension to engage globally and advance U.S. agriculture.

• Provides information on NIFA opportunities for global engagement to land-grant universities and colleges

• Promotes partnerships between NIFA-supported researchers and international collaborators, and facilitates NIFA’s partnerships with other federal organizations, international organizations, and foreign governments.


Faculty Exchange Program

• The Faculty Exchange Program enhances the teaching ability of agricultural educators from institutions of higher learning in developing countries.


Borlaug Fellowship Program

• The Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries.


Cochran Fellowship Program

• 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.


The TETFUND Global Engagement Conference Dates for 2022
May 23-27, 2022 - Registration for this period is closed.
June 6-10, 2022 - Register Click Here
Junes 13-17, 2022 - Register Click Here
June 27-July 1, 2022 - Register Click Here


HOTEL Information - Click Here (Xenia Hampton Inn)

CONFERENCE BROCHURE - Click Here (PDF)