|Papaya farm in the mountains in Trinidad|
Everywhere we went I got to see how far-reaching agricultural issues are impacting everyday people, whether they realize it or not. Firsthand, I saw issues surrounding the lack of water, inputs, and labor, all things that I think we as agriculturalists all know exist but maybe we don't see it in our everyday lives, at least I don't usually. We got to hear from the principal of their university, who told us about their country's need to enhance their agricultural industry and become self-sustaining, and about their battle to engage more youth in agriculture, something I think all of us would agree is important anywhere in the world.
|Sunset at the Caroni Swamp, a nature reserve|
Traveling outside of the U.S. not only taught me more about Trinidad & Tobago, but it taught me more about my fellow classmates and my professors who went with me, and it taught me more about myself, but more importantly it reaffirmed how important what we want to do is - it reaffirmed how important it is to educate others about agriculture.
|Waterfall in the rainforest in Tobago|
And if I learned all of this during one short week in Trinidad & Tobago, I cannot wait to see what we learn during our month in Korea!