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
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Cody Jones: Where are they now?
Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Cody Jones Placement: OB Junior High School, Obomofodensua, Eastern Region, Ghana Class: 2 (2015-16) What are you up to now? Tell us about your day-to-day duties. Today I raise livestock, my main focus is producing profitable pounds of meat from pasture. I currently raise and sell low input registered Black Angus cattle […]Continue Reading
Dustin Homan: Where are they now?
Returned AgriCorps Fellow: Dustin Homan Placement: 4-H Ghana Office, Koforidua, Eastern Region, Ghana Class: 1 (2014-15) What are you up to now? Tell us about your day-to-day duties. I am a Program Manager for Ohio State University Extension – 4-H Youth Development. Part of my role is to help start and sustain 4-H-like organizations in […]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
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. […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
The Masterpiece of Life
As I am making my daily trek up the mountain to get cell service, my shirt is soaked from the beaming heat of the afternoon sun and the stifling humidity. Feeling absolutely miserable, I begin to hear my phone’s familiar “ding” as the once patiently waiting messages now begin crowding into my inbox, and I […]Continue Reading