Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Login |  Register 
***BREAKING NEWS***    Colyer concedes primary to Kobach    ***
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications
10/04/2017
 

The 2017 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program in late November 2017.

Each year the National Taichung Agricultural Senior High School in central Taiwan hosts students from the Midwest for this program. Selected students will tour agricultural facilities and businesses in Taiwan, and will learn about Taiwanese agriculture.  This program will take place November 20-24, 2017.

“The Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is a tremendous opportunity for students who are interested in agriculture,” said Suzanne Ryan-Numrich, international trade director for the Kansas Department of Agriculture. “Students are able to return from Taiwan with a broader understanding of international agriculture and the role that exports play in their local communities.”

Exports play an important role in Kansas agriculture. According to Euromonitor, Kansas exported nearly $101 million in agricultural goods to Taiwan in 2016, including beef, oil seeds, cereal grains and wheat flour.  Globally, exports of agricultural products contributed almost $3.5 billion to the Kansas economy in 2016.

Three students will be selected to represent Kansas. To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a high school senior or college freshman;

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of the trip;

  • Have a strong Kansas agricultural background;

  • Have a valid U.S. passport by time of exchange program selection; and

  • Be able and willing to pay for airfare costs (approximately $1,400).

Applications must be submitted by October 17 for the student to be considered. Students interested in applying can find more information at agriculture.ks.gov/AgEd. The Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the Kansas FFA Association and Kansas 4-H.

For more information, contact Robin Blume, KDA education and events coordinator, at [email protected] or 785-564-6756.

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Carnival ride operator offers pot, goes to jail
Roadway BB gun threat holds Atchison man
Two injured in Atchison Co ATV crash
Local dinner possible cause of salmonella infection
Clear backpack proposal draws controversy
Man sentenced in hit-and-run involving local woman
Incorrect ballots provided in Atchison Co
One injured in Atchison wreck
Store disturbance leads to meth arrest
Bond reduction granted for officer charged in sex case
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Colyer concedes primary to Kobach
Falls City man facing additional felony charges
Taser deployed during Hiawatha altercation
Boil Advisory issued for Lancaster
Neb executes first prison inmate since 1997
Fire call at Hiawatha hotel
Strengthening communities: Grant writing workshop planned
Safety tips for walkers and bikers
How to Become a Certified USDA Vendor
Spider Mites
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group