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The Auksuciai Farm &Forest Center
( Auksuciu Ukio ir Misku Centras)
Kursenai, Lithuania

THE LITHUANIAN CENTER:

The Auksuciai Farm & Forest Center was formally established as a Lithuanian non- profit entity on September 9, 2002.The primary purpose of the Center is to provide Lithuanian farmers with educational and technological opportunities through an aggressive program of local applied research and education. It also serves as a stimulus and facilitator for the incorporation of new technologies in modern agriculture.

The Center is located on a157-hectare (389-acre) farm near the town of Kursenai in the Siauliai Region in northeast Lithuania. At this site a year long program of research on new crops, improvement of existing crops and improved farming practices is conducted by staff. The farm is operated under master lease and use agreement with the Auksuciai Foundation-USA. The operations of the farm are divided into two divisions- Farm Operations and Research and Education programs. Though most of the farming operations are leased out for income purposes it also is used as a large scale demonstration of new and modern farming technologies. The Research and Education division comprises smaller areas of the farm where research on new crops and technologies are conduced under strict scientific procedures. All information generated from the research projects is considered public information and is available at no charge to local farmers and other interested individuals.

The Auksuciai Farm & Forest Center Board of Directors

President-Vytautas J. Sliupas, P.E. Auksuciai Foundation, President , USA

Center Director- Lawrence D. Clement, Farm Adviser Emeritus, University of California, USA

Treasurer- Darius Malanauskas, Nutrilita, Siauliai , Lithuania

Dr Vincas Laurutis, Rector, Siauliai University, Lithuania

Vice President- Dr Calvin Qualset, Professor Emeritus, University of California, USA

Secretary- Leland H. Ruth (Rutkauskas), President Emeritus, Agricultural Council of California, USA

John Chiles, Campbell Seed Company, Farmer and Chairman Yolo-Siauliai Counties Sister County Project, USA

Gint Federas, President Careside Medical LLC, USA

Aldas Kikutis, German Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Lithuania

Hans Christen Nissen UAB Nissen Farms,Lithuania

Mindaugas Kuklierius, Lithuania

Center Advisory Committee

Grazina Liautaud, Chicago, Illinois. USA

Lawrence Uebner, Director, Siauliai-Omaha Sister City Project, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Dr Vaclovas Tricys, Pro-Rector, Siauliai University, Lithuania

Dr. Virginija Zostautiene, Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania

Dr. Leonas Kadziulis, Dotnuva, Akademija, Lithuania

Dr. Algirdas Radzevicius, Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Lithuania

Vladas Kavaliauskas, Forester, Kursenai. Lithuania

Legal Adviser

Nerijus Ulcinas

For more information Contact:

Lawrence D. Clement, Center Director
E-mail: [ click here ]


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