Animal science extentionist Juan N. Guerrero of El Centro briefed government officials and others in Washington, D.C., on May 13 and 14 about his most recent volunteer assignment in Egypt last March with the Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance.
While in Egypt, Guerrero advised on beef feedlot management.
Because of his success, Guerrero was asked by ACDI/VOCA to travel to the U.S. capital to report on the impact of his assignment and help the organization refine its use of citizen consultants.
Guerrero is a former Peace Corps volunteer and contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development who, through ACDI/VOCA, continues to apply his skills where they are needed overseas. He is area livestock adviser for the Imperial County-University of California Cooperative Extension Service and also teaches animal science at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexicali.
Guerrero has more than 15 years experience as a livestock development expert, working with sheep and beef cattle producers and providing information on livestock management for feedlots of southeast California. This includes the areas of nutrition, health, waste management and management. He also provides extension services to lamb grazers and advises on forage, especially irrigated desert forage agronomics. His expertise in warm climate livestock made him well-suited for the Egypt assignment.