Modern Agricultural Technologies

Food security is of prime importance. Agriculture is a strategic backbone industry pertaining to a country’s survival. It is also the foundation of other sectors of the national economy. The Report of the 18th Party Congress makes the point that we should coordinate urbanization and modernization of agriculture and should promote the common development of industrialization, informationization, urbanization and agricultural modernization. Since reform and opening up, China has increased input in agricultural modernization and the application of advanced technology. The state and local governments have introduced policy measures to promote the sustainable development of agriculture and the development of exemplary agriculture areas. We should be equipped with modern industrial, modern technological and modern economic management means to transform backward conventional agricultural productive forces into global leading level.

DeTao Modern Agricultural Technology and Application Center has brought together Masters from the agriculture sector with diverse industry practice and teaching experience like Professor Joe Regenstein, Professor of Food Science at the Department of Food Science at Cornell University, Professor Guy Fipps, Professor at Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, and Professor Milton E. McGiffen Jr., Vice Chair for Extension at the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside. The Center prioritizes the introduction of advanced agricultural technology and the development of innovative agriculture to boost the development of agricultural technology. The Center will promote production-university-research cooperation in agricultural production technology and provide multi-service platform for the cooperation between the corporate world and the government, so that professionals can acquire practical skills within the shortest time frame to find solutions to real-world problems in work and improve comprehensive service capabilities.

  • Joe Regenstein

    DeTao Master of Food Science

    Professor Joe Regenstein is a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), which is the largest food science organization for the advancement of food science and technology in the world. He is a Professor of Food Science in the Department of Food Science and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Cornell University. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, the Atlantic Fisheries Technological Conference, Poultry Science Association and the American Meat Science Association.

  • Casimir C. Akoh

    DeTao Master of Food Science

    Prof. Casimir C. Akoh is currently a Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of Georgia. He received the Institute of Food Technologists, Nicholas Appert Award (top society research award) in 2012 for preeminence in and contributions to the field of food technology and the American Oil Chemists’ Society, Supelco/Nicholas Pelick AOCS Research Award (top society research award) also in 2012, for outstanding original research in fats, oils, lipid chemistry, or biochemistry Prof. Akoh was elected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists in 2005, Fellow of the American Oil Chemists’ Society in 2006, and Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2006 (Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division). He is one the ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Agricultural Science. Prof. Akoh is a former President of the American Oil Chemists’ Society in 2008-2009.

  • Milton E. McGiffen Jr

    Professor Milt McGiffen is currently the CE Vegetable Crops Specialist, Plant Physiologist, and Vice Chair for Extension at the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside. Prof. Milt McGiffen’s has spent the last 30 years working on weed management and sustainable agriculture. He has worked on a wide array of major agricultural issues, especially in organic, desert, and urban agriculture. His research currently emphasizes agro-ecosystem services, especially carbon sequestration and recycling. He extends scientific-based information to a diverse clientele, and is exploring the effectiveness of social media for agricultural outreach.

  • Yakov Kuzyakov

    DeTao Master of Agricultural Sciences

    Yakov Kuzyakov is Professor and Head of Dept. of Soil Science of Temperate Ecosystems and Dept. of Agricultural Soil Science at University of Göttingen. He is globally renowned as a distinguished soil ecology and biogeochemistry scientist focusing C and N cycling in agricultural and natural ecosystems, in which field has made remarkable achievements. He has hosted more than 30 research projects (15 are German Science Foundation projects) and published over 200 journal articles (including 20 reviews). The papers have been widely cited over 4600 times.

  • Guy Fipps

    DeTao Master of Agricultural Irrigation Technology

    Professor Guy Fipps, is a Professor and extension agricultural engineer in the biological and agricultural engineering department, Texas A&M University, and is the founding director of the Irrigation Technology Center, Texas A&M University System. Prof. Fipps was presented with the USCID Merriam Improved Irrigation Award at the committee’s national conference in 2013 and received the ASABE 2012 Award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation in recognition of his outstanding applied research, extension, and international work that has significantly contributed to the improvement of surface irrigation water management and the rehabilitation of irrigation districts, and the ASABE 2014 Professorial Engineer of the Year Award for his many accomplishments and contributions to the profession.

  • David G. Abler

    DeTao Master of Agricultural Economics and Policy

    Prof. David G. Abler is Professor at Penn State University (PSU), and principal & co-founder of By the Numbers, Data Analysis & Statistical Solutions. At PSU, he has researched on international food and agricultural trade and trade policy, international economic development, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Prof. Abler has rich experience in market analysis and program evaluation, including work in Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, India, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, and the United Kingdom. Moreover, he also has done much on extensive statistical, econometric and focus group work. Besides, previously he was past chair of American Agricultural Economics Association, and now J. Lossing Buck Visiting Professor at Nanjing Agricultural University.

  • Colin A. Carter

    DeTao Master of Agricultural and Applied Economics

    Colin A. Carter is a professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California’ Davis and the Director of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. His research/teaching interests include international trade, futures markets, and commodity markets. Colin A. Carter has published more than 130 research papers, and has authored or edited 15 books. The scope of Carter's work is impressive. He has made important contributions to applied economic theory in the areas of international trade, futures and commodity markets, imperfectly competitive markets, the economics of China's agriculture, and political economy.