The Texas-Poland Young Farmer Exchange Program provides a five week agricultural leadership and learning experience abroad in Poland. Participants study agriculture production and policy, marketing, government, history and culture. Each student lives with a Polish host family on their farm and receives college credit hours after completion of required course assignments. The exchange program happens during the summer.
- To expand knowledge related to the history, culture, geography, agriculture production & policy, economy, religion, educational systems and peoples of Poland and Texas
- To share information on policies & practices related to new research & technologies that support and encourage learning and information exchange between the European Union and the United States
- To explore avenues for collaboration and cooperation between agriculture organizations, corporations, universities and governments in Poland/EU and Texas/US
- To build and foster excellent relationships between Poland/EU and Texas/US
- Work and live on a farm with a host family to participate in the daily activities and functions of production agriculture in the host country.
- Provide an opportunity to learn about agriculture production, government policy, history, culture and economics in Poland/EU & Texas/US.
- Meet with agricultural organizations, agricultural producers, university educators and government officials to develop an understanding of how agricultural production differs from their home country.
- Visit important cultural and historical sites in the host country.
Overview & Requirements
- Length of program: 5 weeks
- Recommended age of participants: 20 to 30 years of age
- Number of participants: 10 from Texas
- Educational requirements: High School Graduate, University degree not required
- Agricultural requirement: Each participant must be willing to be involved in agriculture for a career
- International requirements: passport
- See brochure for full list of requirements.
For more information about the Texas-Poland Young Farmer Exchange Program, please contact Jim Mazurkiewicz, firstname.lastname@example.org.