Thursday, June 23, 2011

Update from the Field: The Dominican Republic

Horticultural Specialist Gary Hickman is currently volunteering in the Dominican Republic on a greenhouse assignment. Mr. Hickman will be consulting with government officials and providing training workshops for local farmers to help them improve production, optimize productivity, and increase income.

During his visit, he will be meeting with various members of the Dominican government (both current and previous) to discuss the future of greenhouse policy in the country. These meetings include former President  HipĆ³lito Mejia. Here, Hickman is pictured in a meeting with the Agricultural Committee of the Dominican Congress discussing the new greenhouse public law.

 “Every day the Farmer to Farmer Program is getting some kind of recognition by the agricultural sector…”
-Rafael Ledesma Schoowe

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