Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blair back from Fellowship



AFBF McCloy Fellows Hit the Press

Bonn--An article on the AFBF McCloy Fellows currently traveling in Germany ran in the General-Anzeiger, a regional daily newspaper based in Bonn. The newspaper shadowed the four fellows on one of their farm tours to an apple orchard and processing plant.

When asked her impression of German agriculture, Raquel Landry, Louisiana Farm Bureau Field Service director, said, “
The biggest difference between German and American agriculture is the scale; the fields and orchards in the U.S. are much higher than in Germany and Europe,” she said. “The problems are similar, however.”

Four McCloy Fellows are selected every year for a three-week agricultural study tour in Germany. The program is administered by the American Council on Germany. 

Along with Landry, the 2012 fellows include Paul Schwennesen, a cattle produce from Arizona; Robert Blair, a grain farmer from Kendrick, Idaho; and Garrick Hall, a dairy producer from Utah.

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