Cochran Fellowship Program

The Cochran Fellowship Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, provides a two-week training program in the United States for senior and mid-level agricultural specialists and administrators from both public and private sectors. Fellows 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 are:

  • to help eligible countries develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food and fiber needs of their domestic populations; and
  • to strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and agricultural interests in the United States.

For further information, please contact: trade-ashgabat@state.gov.