Farmer-To-Farmer Event Scheduled For Wednesday, Public Is Invited

WAYNE – A Nebraska farmer and lawyer will be on the Wayne State campus this week talking about the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

According to a release from Wayne State College, the Farmer-to-Farmer program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Carhart Science Room 101. There is no cost to attend and the public is welcome.

Todd Flynn from Ainsworth, Nebraska will be the afternoon speaker.

Dr. Mark Hammer is a professor in the Life Science Department and organizer of the event. He stated, “even though the program is titled Farmer to Farmer, anyone who has technical or business skills that are relevant to agriculture can apply. Most of the assignments are in Africa or Asia and last two to four weeks. Mr. Flynn’s presentation is filled with interesting pictures and information about the countries he has worked in.”

Flynn will provide an overview of his experiences with the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program in East Africa. He will present pictures and talk about his experiences working with the Farmer-to-Farmer program in Tanzania and Uganda.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Farmer-to-Farmer program seeks volunteers with backgrounds in business, technology and agriculture for assignments in developing countries. USAID pays all expenses for qualified candidates.

For more information contact Dr. Hammer at 402-375-7043 or email