OSU faculty helping farmers in other countries

THE DALLES, Ore. -- Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are helping feed the world through an international program that helps foreign farmers improve crop production.

And, in the process, they are learning a little something about themselves.

Brian Tuck and Ross Penhallegon are among several OSU extension faculty who have been participating in a U.S. Agency for International Development program that is helping improve crop production around the world.

"It's fun, exciting, and the main thing is being able to help people grow food," said Penhallegon, a Lane County extension agent who has participated in more than two dozen USAID-backed farmer-to-farmer excursions.

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