Brownsdale Farm Bureau agent goes to MoroccoPublished 4:55am Friday, May 4, 2012
Darrell B. Ingvaldson recently completed his final seminar with the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program. Ingvaldson, a Farm Bureau agent involved with numerous conservation and agricultural programs in the Austin area, traveled to Morocco with 29 classmates from across Minnesota.
Ingvaldson’s class visited a donkey veterinary hospital, learned about ag research on olive trees and oil production and was honored with a dinner given at the home of U.S. Ambassador Sam Kaplan and his wife, Sylvia, who are from Minnesota. The class went on to tour a poverty-stricken area, visit an after-school enrichment program and tour a feedlot and dairy cooperative farm.
“The eye-opening study, tours and cultural immersion … will help class members be better leaders in their home communities, in agriculture and in Minnesota,” said Dan Hoffman, MARL executive director.