My daughter is in Vietnam for a couple weeks as part of a program for leaders in agriculture for the state of Minnesota. It's a two-year program and 20 are chosen to participate. The culminating activity is a trip to meet with leaders in agriculture in another country. All expenses are paid by the program!
I thought I'd share a few photos she has sent me over the first few days.
They have toured oyster, shrimp, and crab farms and pineapple plantations near Hanoi...
...experienced the fisherman's life on the water and exchanged fishing stories about Minnesota
... gone to market with Vietnamese fruit and vegetable farmers.
...learned how rice is grown and helped with planting
...ridden working water buffalo
...walked down a country lane
...and been invited to stop for unscheduled tea and tour of this little farm -all 20 of them!- by a friendly farmer.
My daughter is on the left. She is the policy director for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and their liaison with federal and state government.
They are only half way through their trip.