Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Megan Harper Placement: Booker Washington Institute & Post-Secondary Professional Program, Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia Class: 4 (2017-18) What are you up to now? Tell us about your day-to-day duties. I am currently a graduate student at Texas A & M studying for a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics. Day to day […]Continue Reading
Anna Glenn: Where are they now?
Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Anna Glenn Placement: Booker Washington Institute, Kakata, Liberia Class: 3 (2016-17) What are you up to now? Tell us about your day-to-day duties. Currently, I am still living in Liberia with my husband Nathan. We now work for a faith-based agriculture development NGO called Hope in the Harvest. Through Hope in the Harvest, […]Continue Reading
My AgriCorps service didn’t end quite like I had planned. At the beginning of May, I was sent back to the states due to noncontagious medical issues that could not be solved in Liberia. Due to health risk, I was forced to leave my site without saying goodbye to my community. I basically went from […]Continue Reading
32 Small Ruminant Enthusiasts
I am an educator in two high school classrooms and four National Diploma of Agriculture (similar to an associate degree) classrooms at the Booker Washington Institute in Kakata, Liberia. One of the classes, I teach is a class of 32 small ruminant enthusiasts. Well more realistically, there is me, the small ruminant enthusiast and 32 […]Continue Reading
A Bushel and a Peck
Before I came to Liberia, so many people told me, “Oh, you are going to go there and gain such an appreciation for how good we have it here.” Or a variation of the sort. I’ve always carried that with me in the back of my mind accompanied by a snark, “you don’t quite get […]Continue Reading
Here’s to the process!
Standing there in a group of Booker Washington Institute (BWI) FFA leaders and alumni, I looked off in the distance in the direction of our FFA students who were laughing, yelling, and running around while playing ultimate frisbee on the football field. It was after our FFA End of the Year Program and the sun […]Continue Reading