Why the Workforce Can Wait

In 2015, as a soon-to-be college graduate from Iowa State University, I distinctly remember wondering if putting my career on hold and moving halfway across the world to work in agricultural development was the right decision. After spending a year and a half in Ghana, West Africa with AgriCorps, I knew I had made the […]

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Ghana meets Ripon Christian FFA

    It has been three years since my team of AgriCorps Fellows set out for our training in Texas – a whirlwind of adventure ensued over the following year and has kept me swept up in travels since first being recruited to AgriCorps in the spring of 2014. After completing my year of service […]

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You never know how good something is until it’s gone.

As I step into my Uber for my morning commute to work, I immediately recognize the accent of my driver, who is requesting my name. “Where are you from?”, I smile and ask. He proudly responded, “Ghana!” For the next twenty minutes, from Georgetown to Capitol Hill, we talked about our experiences in one of […]

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Fruits of the Labor

I remember the first time I saw him, this tall, lanky student briskly across the Kumbungu High School campus. With over 2,000 students at the school in which I taught, I was unsure at first if our paths had crossed before. All students at my school were required to wear the school uniform. This meant […]

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One year later…

  Nearly one year ago, Nick and I were saying goodbye to Ghana. I remember it vividly. The AgriCorps crew was bunked up in the Sleepy Hippo Hotel in Accra, a musty haven for foreigners where the beer was cold and company exotic. Nick and I were spoiled with our own room, complete with a […]

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