Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia

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Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia
Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia
Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia
Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia
Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia
Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia
Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia

Jace Booth of Timber Lake recently returned home from a two-week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. He says the impression the journey left on him will remain with him permanently.

Traveling with the South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership (SDARL) program, Booth was able to experience firsthand the significant disparities (agricultural, cultural and otherwise) compared to life in the USA. Jace has been one of 28 participating in the SDARL class for the past 18 months .

“We have had 10 seminars all across the state where we got to see a variety of different ag related things going on in South Dakota,” he said. The experiences culminated in the international expedition.

“This has been really eye opening and gives me a greater realization of how lucky I am to live in the USA,” Booth said upon his return. “This trip is something that I will be grateful for the rest of my life.”

A photo of a farmer shin-deep in water in a rice paddy using two skinny steers to pull an old plow is among the images that illustrate life in the country where agriculture employs more than half the population.

 

 

 

 

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