It’s Not About the Snails

The warm tea was a nice touch to the end of a busy day of travel. One hundred miles in seven hours – yep, I’m in Ghana for sure. I paused and silently stared at the white tea cup in front of me. My eyes followed a hairline crack from the base of the reservoir, […]

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Liberia from a parents perspective..

“Welcome! Welcome to Liberia!” This is a greeting that I heard many times during my five-day stay in Liberia to visit my son, Nathan, and his wife Anna. This was inevitably followed by a Liberian handshake; which involves a normal handshake, followed by a thumb grip, and ending with our two hands clasping with fingers […]

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Taking chances on chickens.

A familiar face emerges from the dark, striding into the warm embrace of a flickering orange street lamp on the edge of town. He carries a white box and a toothy grin, “Erik, you have to see. They are here.” Peeling back the tattered cardboard flap, a flutter of red and white feathers leap forward […]

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A new chapter and the end of a beautiful book.

Beautiful flower petals adorned all around us as drumbeats reverberated through the air. A joyful celebration was about to ensue filled with champagne spraying through the hall, cake being cut, and crazy dance moves all around. I had no idea what to expect yet was so excited to be celebrating the wedding of one of […]

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Taking the LEAD.

Much of my efforts this past couple of months have gone to planning a speaking competition for the students of Ghana’s Northern Region. Time is spent contacting sponsors, seeking out judges, reserving venues and helping students prepare to compete. Unfortunately, public speaking is a completely foreign subject to most kids here. School systems in Ghana […]

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AgriCorps Meme Contest

AgriCorps is hosting a Meme Creation Contest and you are invited to participate! Click HERE to access the photos and rules. What: The purpose of the meme contest is to promote AgriCorps, international agricultural education and make connections with agriculture students and universities across the U.S. When: Anyone who is interested in participating can submit […]

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I Believe in a Poverty-Free Future: A faith born not of words, but of deeds

You all know poverty. You’ve seen it on TV; you’ve seen it in your region’s city center; you’ve seen it in rural areas; or maybe you’re living in it. The majority of the world’s population live in poverty–3 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day. Even I, growing up in an affluent and […]

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Thoughts from No-Till Training

So imagine just for a moment with me. Ok…one two, three. It’s probably 80 something degrees outside and feels like 90. You’re using your iPhone to create a blog post in the front seat of a transport vehicle otherwise known as the tro -tro. The air is thick with the smell of everything from local […]

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Job Posting: AgriCorps Fellow

About AgriCorps: AgriCorps connects American agriculture professionals to the demand for experiential, school-based, agricultural education in developing countries. Position Summary: The AgriCorps Fellow will commit to serve an eleven month assignment in a developing country attached to the agriculture program at a junior or senior high school. The Fellow will serve in three main roles: […]

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