The Cochran Fellowship Program provides short-term training opportunities to agricultural professionals from middle income countries, emerging markets and emerging democracies.
Cochran fellows come to the United States, generally for 2-3 weeks, to work with U.S. universities, government agencies and private companies. They receive hands-on training to enhance their technical knowledge and skills in areas related to agricultural trade, agribusiness development, management, policy, and marketing.
The goals of the Cochran Fellowship Program are:
Since its start in 1984, the Cochran Program has provided training for more than 14,300 fellows from 123 countries. The program is named for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.