Professor Curtis Weller, Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, had a technical exchange with the Sino-US Food and Agricultural Innovation Center (SUFAIC) on the morning of September 14. Meng Fandong, Deputy Director of Weifang Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau, and Guan Congyong, Deputy Director of Weifang Food Valley Coordination and Promotion Office, had a cordial meeting with the visitors, accompanied by relevant directors of SUFAIC.
Ji Wei,Director of SUFAIC, welcomed Professor Curtis Weller's visit and introduced the Center and Food Valley from the aspects of its establishment, main functions and cooperative organizations. Director Meng introduced the development of animal husbandry in Weifang. He said that the direction of deep processing of food enterprises is a very critical node, we need in many ways to adopt to international advanced methods for transformation and development. There are many similarities between Nebraska's agriculture and Weifang, and we have a wide range of cooperation with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
processing and product transformation. Director Guan Congyong said that local enterprises' demand for scientific research results is very urgent. They are also the main recipients of knowledge transfer, transformation and innovation. He hopes Professor Weller can give us more advice in this regard. Professor Weller introduced the operation and profit model of the Food Processing Center of the University of Nebraska and expressed his hope for further technical exchanges and cooperation with Weifang Food and Agricultural Enterprises via the platform of the Center. Then Professor Weller signed an engagement letter with the Center and became a member of the International Advisory Committee of Experts of the Center. Professor Weller's marks a great addition to the expert international think tank of the Center for food and agricultural innovation between China and the United States.
During the visit, Professor Weller also visited the Center's Food Innovation Workshop, highly appreciated the drying line technology and made sincere suggestions on the laboratory setup.
Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL, NU, or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is the leading member and earliest branch of the University of Nebraska, and is the state's academic and cultural center. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory, the first university in the western United States to begin awarding doctorates, and is one of the 50 largest universities in the United States to award doctorates annually. It was named National University by US News and World Report and Top 10 Best Places to Work in Academia by Scientist Magazine. Famous alumni include Warren Buffett.
Professor Weller's visit, diverse and fruitful, will open up a new chapter for the cooperation between the Center and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the following favorable and stable relationship will boost the center's international development.