Friday, October 04, 2013
Steve Sheaffer of Polo, in Lee County, Illinois, will be joining
the McCloy Fellowship Study Tour in Germany this month. Steve is
the Vice President of Lending of 1st Farm Credit Services,
Oregon/Rock Falls, Illinois, and a member of the Lee County Farm
We will be following Steve and the group here on the ILFB
website as they travel and learn in Germany. Watch for the
McCloy link in the "Quick Picks" section on the right side of the
ilfb.org website homepage.
The McCloy Fellowship in Agriculture is an exchange program for
promising American and German leaders. The agricultural fellowship
enables four Fellows from each country to swap sides of the
Atlantic for 21 days to broaden their sights and build
transatlantic relationships. Fellows meet with fellowship alumni,
policy makers, and agricultural experts while acquainting
themselves with the practices, challenges and solutions of their
McCloy Fellows in Agriculture receive an up-close look at
agricultural, farm and food-supply conditions across the Atlantic.
They develop a greater ability to analyze how issues affect farmers
in the U.S. and abroad. The more Farm Bureau's members and staff
understand the advantages and challenges in other countries, the
better they will understand the global context in which U.S.
agriculture operates. This program helps to develop U.S.
agricultural professionals who can contribute a broader perspective
to the agricultural debate.
Steve was born and raised on a farm in the Polo area, graduating
from Polo Community High School in 1992. He is the oldest of 4
children, with 2 younger sisters and a younger brother.
Steve says "I have helped on the family farm since I
could drive the lawn mower. I loved mowing and driving
wherever I could at that age. I have continued to help on the
family farm to this day. I work with my Dad and brother on
marketing recommendations and records."
Steve is joined on the tour by Brandon Moore of Nashville, NC, M
Kelley Young of Albany, NY, and Trudy Wastweet of Pierre, SD.
You can see the biographies of all of the tour participants by
following the link on the right sidebar of this page.
For More Info Contact:
Click here to see the
Tour Participant Journal
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