Colorado State University and many other United States Land Grant Universities are involved in training foreign specialists concerned with agricultural systems. In recent years, Colorado State University instructors have utilized several different approaches to training and from this experience there is a better understanding of precautions that must be taken to achieve effective training. It is recognized that large numbers of adults throughout the world need technical skill training rather than instruction directed toward academic degrees. There are now four basic non-degree training designs used separately or in combination for training foreign participants (see International School). Lessons learned about these training approaches, as well as others, were discussed in a recent workshop (see Madsen, 1985).
international agriculture, training foreign specialists