Iraqi agriculture and extension personnel struggled to keep abreast of informationand technology under the former dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. From April 2003 to March2005, extension agents from the University of Florida worked with the Ministry of Agriculture tore-establish the Ministry and to develop ties between the Ministry and Extension in Iraq. Duringthat time plans were developed to bring a delegation of Iraqi agriculture and extension personnelto the University of Florida to view first hand how Extension operates in the U.S. This programwas designed by Extension faculty to provide an overview of the University of Florida IFASsystem for Iraqi agriculture and extension personnel.

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