INTAD Double down

The college’s new dual-title graduate degree program in International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) has graduated its first two students: Anna Testen, who received her primary master’s degree in plant pathology, and Brad Olson, who received his primary master’s degree in agricultural and extension education.

The students’ diplomas recognize both their primary graduate degree and the INTAD dual title.

In her master’s research, Testen studied the possibilities of using bacteria to promote growth and reduce disease in quinoa, an Andean seed crop.

Olson spent time in South Africa looking at the relationships between emerging farmers and South African extension programs, lived in central 
Kenya studying community-based natural resource management, and traveled to Moscow to investigate Russia’s rural agricultural development.

Students already enrolled in participating graduate programs in the college can apply to the dual-title degree program.

Chuck Gill