In November 2010 a team of two Farmer to Farmer volunteers, Richard (Dick) Waybright and Doug Stauffer, from the Pennsylvania Chapter of Partners of the Americas traveled to Bahia, Brazil to meet with stakeholders in the dairy sector and share information and technologies related to milk production. They were generously accommodated by the Department of Agriculture and other local organizations, and their seminars generated a television interview and other press such as this article in PuraPolitica.com.br. (Click here for an English translation).
This was Mr. Waybright's and Mr. Stauffer's second trip to Bahia through the Farmer to Farmer Program, following their previous FTF trips in 1997. Currently the Director of the Pennsylvania Chapter, Mr. Stauffer has served in various leadership roles of the Pennsylvania - Bahia Partnership over the past 25 years and is the Founder and President of Imperial Beverage Systems, Inc.. Mr. Waybright, of award-winning Mason Dixon Farms, has extensive experience with growing a small family-owned farm into a high-tech dairy operation.