Brownsdale Farm Bureau agent goes to Morocco

Published 6:45 pm Saturday, May 5, 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.

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“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.