WASHINGTON, D.C., September 23, 2014 – Four Farm Bureau members and staffers will travel to Germany at the end of September to establish professional and personal ties with members of the Deutscher Bauernverband (German Farmers’ Association).
The three-week exchange trip is part of the McCloy Fellowship program, which was established by the American Council on Germany in 1976 to give young American and German professionals an opportunity to broaden their professional experience and establish working relationships with transatlantic counterparts.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to learn firsthand about the issues facing German farmers, and others involved in food production,” said Kristi Boswell, a McCloy Fellow and farm labor specialist who is director of congressional relations at the American Farm Bureau Federation.
In addition to Boswell, McCloy Fellows traveling to Germany are Nicholas Colglazier, director of public policy, state affairs at Colorado Farm Bureau; Meghan Mueseler, an engineering/environmental health and safety project specialist at Cargill Meat Solutions and Farm Bureau member from Kansas; and Susan Wilkins, a beef cattle farmer and Farm Bureau member from West Virginia.
Through the program, U.S. participants learn how farmers on the other side of the Atlantic do business, become familiar with agriculture in Europe and compare best practices. Both American and German agriculturalists travel to each other’s countries every other year through the program.
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