Taiwan Agriculture Youth Exchange Accepting Applications

KTIC Radio
Date: August 13, 2019
By: Kansas Department of Agriculture

Participants in the 2018 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program cut down water bamboo during this hands-on agricultural experience in Taiwan.

MANHATTAN, Kan. —   The 2019 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 October 26 through November 3, 2019.

Each year the National Taichung Agricultural Senior High School in central Taiwan hosts students from the U.S. Midwest for this program. Selected students will tour agricultural facilities and businesses in Taiwan and learn about Taiwanese agriculture.

Kansas students joined other U.S. students for this visit to the Taiwan mountains in November 2018 as part of the Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program.

“The entire experience was amazing,” said Sage Collins, 2018 program participant. “Immersing myself in a new culture, experiencing all the aspects of Taiwan and learning about their agricultural practices was an eye-opening experience for me.”

Exports play an important role in Kansas agriculture. According to Euromonitor, Kansas exported over $129 million in agriculture products to Taiwan in 2018, including beef, oil seeds, cereal grains and wheat flour. Globally, exports of agriculture products contributed over $3.6 billion to the Kansas economy in 2018.    [FULL  STORY]

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