Consortium for Ukrainian Rural Agricultural Development (CURAD)

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences has been engaged in Ukraine for well over 25 years, thanks in large part to the generosity of the Woskob family of State College, Pennsylvania. With support from a large family endowment, the college has supported programs to build the agriculture enterprise in Ukraine as the foundation for the transition from a centralized command economy under communist control to a more open democratic and free enterprise system.

Penn State is a founding member and chair of the Consortium for Ukraine’s Rural and Agricultural Development (CURAD), whose membership includes Ohio State University, Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, and University of Missouri. CURAD supports small and medium-sized agriculture enterprises with a particular focus on gender issues. Through these efforts, CURAD fosters continued progress toward sustainable, democratic land stewardship.

Click on the program names for information about the Woskob New Century Fund or the Woskob International Research in Agriculture (WIRA) Faculty Development Program.

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106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802