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WSC Welcomes Farmer-to-Farmer Speaker Oct. 30

Published Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Presented by Nebraska farmer and lawyer Todd Flynn. Open to the public.

Wayne State College will host Todd Flynn, a farmer and lawyer from Ainsworth, Neb., to present on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Farmer-to-Farmer Program at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Carhart Science Room 101. There is no admission charge. The public is welcome.

Flynn will provide an overview of his experiences with USAID in East Africa. He will present pictures and talk about his experiences working with the program in Tanzania and Uganda.

“Even though the program is titled Farmer-to-Farmer, anyone who has technical or business skills that are relevant to agriculture can apply," said Dr. Mark Hammer, event organizer and biology professor at WSC. "Most of the assignments are in Africa or Asia and last 2-4 weeks. Mr. Flynn’s presentation is filled with interesting pictures and information about the countries he has worked in."  

The USAID program seeks volunteers with backgrounds in business, technology, and agriculture for assignments in developing countries. USAID pays all expenses for qualified candidates.

For more information contact, Dr. Hammer at 402-375-7043 or mahamme1@wsc.edu.