Agrostudies brings together people from all over the world with one purpose in mind: to learn and disseminate knowledge and experience in agriculture.
The students come from far away, leaving their homes, schools, friends and family and arriving in a far away country where everything is different, from the food to the streets and of course to the methods of working. This can be daunting for anyone, which is why the official visits are so important.
More than a sign of continued cooperation between the countries (which it is), these visits by local representatives from their homes are like a message from home. It reminds them that they are doing something that is bigger than themselves and that will benefit many. They are reminded that by working and studying hard they are making meaningful progress, for their entire nation. They are reminded that they are bringing pride to their motherlands.
These visits are always welcome and always boost the morale.
This month we had two visits, one from the Ambassador of Zambia who visited the Kfar Silver campus and the Zambian students there and the Filipino Consul who visited Ruppin campus and the demonstration farm there, the largest Agrostudies demonstration farm yet.
Both were met with enthusiasm by the students. They heard what they had to say, listened to their experiences and thoughts and also gave them words of encouragement and reminded them of their responsibility and privilege.