In the Fall, Dr. Ryan Burnett hosted Sr. Mary Owens at Virginia Tech. Here is the university presentation. It highlights the unique capabilities of each of Nyumbani’s programs and long-term goals. The two met with the Office of International Programs, Research, Education, and Development, with Dr. Maria Christie, the Director for Women and Gender in International Development as well as the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention. Finally, they met with Dr. Alan Grant, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and other College faculty members. This included representatives from Agricultural Economics, the Agricultural Technology Program, the Department Head of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, and the Associate Dean for International Programs. The challenges of the farm was discussed extensively, reviewing the high-level data that has been collected and water and soil quality, a review of the trees, crops, livestock, etc.