Iowa Farm Bureau offers tour of Poland to its members

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is offering its members an opportunity to participate in a market study tour to Poland this summer.

The upcoming study tour will begin June 26 and will last through July 6 and explore several agriculture and cultural sites of the country.

"Poland is one of the leading examples of a country that has emerged with a fairly robust agricultural economy, and general economy, from both the devastation of World War II and from the grip of communism," Dave Miller, IFBF director of research and commodity services, said.

The tour is exclusive to IFBF members who apply and are selected. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2017. Members selected for the Poland study tour will be required to pay $2,000 to fund a share of the cost of the tour. The state organization will fund the rest of the tour costs; no county Farm Bureau finances will be used.

Participants will need to have a valid passport through December 2017. Participants will be required to give a minimum of four post-trip presentations in local, county, district or state venues, such as county Farm Bureau annual meetings, community organizations or youth groups and/or through the media.

Applications can be obtained by emailing Miller at or by contacting Lavonne Baldwin by email at or by phone at 515-225-5633.

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