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This open group creates a network of professionals interested in globalizing Extension innovation. It shares and develops best practices for augmenting extension programs through cross-cultural and international experiences. The network supports the engagement of extension professionals through educational programs emphasizing understanding of global dynamics and using cultural knowledge.

FAS Spotlight: Israel

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FAS Spotlight: Israel

Shalom to all, Israel is an important political, economic and trade partner for the United States. Tel-Aviv, the capital of Israel, ranks as one of the highest income per capital cities in the world. In 2019, Israel’s imports of consumer-oriented agriculture stood at $3.6 billion. The United States is the largest supplier with approximately 11 percent of the market. Israel’s  population of 9.34 million and GDP of $385 billion ($40,800 per capita) offer many opportunities for U.S. exporters, so please share this invitation to hear directly from our FAS Tel-Aviv team with all your members.

I have attached the Invitation along with the Agenda. The event will be hosted on MS Teams – simply click on the link provided in this invitation to attend.  The event will run for ninety minutes, with thirty minutes at the end for question and answer.   If you have any questions, please contact me at Julio Maldonado, Global Engagement Executive at

toda (תודה)!

Israel: Little Country, Big Opportunity

Thursday, March 10, 2022

9 am ET

יום חמישי ה-10 במרץ, 2022

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9:00 am

Introductions and Logistics – Julio Maldonado, FAS/Customer Engagement (CE)

9:02 am

Welcome – Clay Hamilton, Associate Administrator, FAS

9:05 am

Welcome – Kurt Seifarth, Agricultural Minister – Counselor, FAS/Cairo

9:10 am

Overview of Israel’s demographics and economy – Oren Shaked, Agricultural Specialist, FAS/Israel

9:25 am

Overview of the Israeli food market– Jessica Sullum Shay, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, FAS/Israel

9:40 am

Opportunities for U.S. Beef in Israel – Oren Shaked, Agricultural Specialist, FAS/Israel

9:50 am

Remarks from Israeli importer Gal Sides, Sides and Sons

10:05 am

Q&A – Moderator Julio Maldonado FAS/CE

10:20 am

Concluding Remarks- Olutayo Akingbe, Agricultural Attaché, FAS/Cairo

10:25 am

Closing and Contact Information

Photos courtesy of Patrick Schneider, Pontus Wellgraf, and Shai Pal from Unsplash.

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