Melissa Tabke: Where are they now?

Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Melissa Tabke Placement: AgriCorps Fellow and 4-H Ghana Liaison and Country Director for Liberia What are you up to now? I work for Colorado State University Extension as a 4-H Agent in Mesa County, Colorado. 4-H programming, volunteer management, a lot of communication between entities is all part of my daily routine. […]

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Kelsey Knight: Where are they now?

Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Kelsey Knight Placement: Korm Junior High School, Korm, Eastern Region, Ghana Class: 2 (2015-16) What are you up to now? I am now working on my Masters in Agricultural Education at Oregon State University. I am a graduate teaching assistant so I split my time between teaching related tasks (instructing, grading, developing […]

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Sarah Tweeten: Where are they now?

Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Sarah Tweeten Placement: Kumbungu Senior High School, Kumbungu, Northern Region, Ghana Class: 2 (2015-16) What are you up to now? Tell us about your day-to-day duties. I now work for Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau in northern Iowa where I serve as the Office Administrator. In addition to my daily administrative duties, […]

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Mark Rippke: Where are they now?

Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Mark Rippke Placement: Buipe Senior High School, Buipe, Northern Region, Ghana Class: 3 (2016-17) What are you up to now? Tell us about your day-to-day duties. I’m currently working seasonal jobs in wine production. Last fall, I worked at Alta Colina winery in Paso Robles, California and currently working at Sileni Wines […]

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AgriCorps Expands Mission to Advocate for International Agricultural Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2019) — After five years of successful impact, AgriCorps is expanding its mission to better advocate for school-based agricultural education as a means to fight hunger and poverty in developing countries. In partnership with 4-H Ghana and 4-H Liberia, AgriCorps has demonstrated that youth are an effective entry point into a […]

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4-H, FFA Applaud Creation of International Agricultural Education Fellowship in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., (December 21, 2018) — A newly developed program in the 2018 Farm Bill recognizes the importance of youth engagement in international agricultural development. More than sixty percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is under the age of 25, and by 2050 the youth population on the continent is expected to double, reaching […]

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Fourth Time’s a Charm

As I sat in the staff room at my school one afternoon just after classes closed for the day, the sound of students playing outside and the hot, humid air surrounded me. Not surrounding me, though, were three of the four 4-H advisors who agreed to meet with me that day so we could discuss […]

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I Want to Go to America

It was the first day in almost three months where I hadn’t begun sweating by 10:00am. The clouds were holding back the sun, the air was dry, and the breeze was active. At first break of the school day, the 4-H club executive team and myself met under the tree in the schoolyard, its exposed […]

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Blindsided

The temperature has finally cooled to a breezy 27 ℃ after it had reached its peak of 32 ℃ earlier in the day. The sun is starting to set and the golden hour is upon us. The way the sun makes everything glow only makes me fall more in love with Yamoransa and I feel […]

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Close Your Eyes

On the night after returning from a long trip back to Koforidua from the Centre for No-Till Agriculture (CNTA) in Kumasi, I took some time to gather all my thoughts and reflect about the events that took place over the past week and how much knowledge I have gained from that experience. I went outside […]

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