The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program
sends volunteers who are U.S. citizens and green card holders on short-term assignments to address the needs of agribusinesses, farmers and support organizations.
To ensure that safer foods reach markets in Egypt and Lebanon, Land O’Lakes is leading a five-year $8 million Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program. In partnership with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC), We are mobilizing U.S.-based technical volunteers to Egypt and Lebanon to complete 281 assignments to advance food safety and increase access to rural finance, while promoting environmental sustainability. F2F MENA will directly assist nearly 11,568 clients across the region.
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), F2F initiatives generate rapid, sustained and broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector. These programs also promote international goodwill, an understanding of U.S. foreign assistance programs, and private involvement in development activities.
Since 1987, Land O’Lakes has sent more than 1,400 U.S. highly-qualified volunteers — including 160 of our own staff and cooperative members — on people-to-people exchanges in 27 countries. As a quality-driven food company, Land O’Lakes is uniquely positioned to drive improvements in food safety and quality assurance by offering a broad range of agricultural technical expertise on a voluntary basis, including improved agri-business management, environmental conservation, improved policy and regulatory regimes, and production and post-harvest activities.
We are currently seeking additional volunteers. If you would like to gain international work experience, offer expertise to those in need, and see a new part of the world, why not donate your time? As the implementer for F2F in the MENA region, we take care of all travel arrangements and expenses relating to the assignment.
See the list of available international volunteer opportunities
For further information on how you can become involved, please click on the available opportunities link above, or contact:
Sadie Paschke, Program Specialist: SPaschke@landolakes.com
(651) 375-6840 (direct)
Gretchen Hanson, Program Specialist: GHanson@LandOLakes.org
(651) 375-3577 (direct)