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Three Nebraska High School Students Head To Taiwan

Posted: 10 December, 2012

LINCOLN – Three Nebraska students departed for Taiwan yesterday, where they will experience the country’s agricultural education system, agricultural industry and learn more about the role Nebraska agriculture plays in Taiwan.

This is the ninth year for the student exchange program between the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City.  Each year, three students from Taiwan visit Nebraska to attend the annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI), a week-long summer program coordinated by NDA.  In return, NDA chooses three NAYI delegates to travel to Taiwan.
NDA Director Greg Ibach hopes the exchange program will continue, as it benefits agriculture in both countries.  “Agriculture is a global industry, and it’s important that our students are educated and understand the important role our trading partners, such as Taiwan, play in our state’s agricultural industry.”
The trip is sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City and is coordinated by NDA.
The students will return to Nebraska on December 14.  While in Taiwan, the students will be staying at the Taichung Senior High School of Agriculture and Technology.  Their visit will include tours of the campus,
interaction with Taiwanese students, participation in presentations, visits to local farms, and observations of several agricultural research institutes.  They will also have the opportunity to do a little sightseeing.
The students will return to the 2013 NAYI where they will share their experiences with the delegates.
The three students selected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture are:
Amanda Clymer from David City.  Amanda is a senior at David City High School.  Her parents are Kent and Gina Clymer.

Mr. Justin Korth from Randolph.  Justin is a senior at Randolph High School.  His parents are Rick and Susan Korth.

Mr. Conner Kozisek from Ainsworth.  Conner is a senior at Ainsworth High School.  His parents are Mark and Joni Kozisek.

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