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Brown was Lakeland’s representative in an Alberta delegation that was in the former Soviet Republic from Oct. 20-30, 2016. The group included people from the provincial government and cattle breed associations, as well as livestock exporters. Anderson and Jordan Stefaniuk provided their insight on being Lakeland students and the benefits of the learning model provided through Lakeland’s Student-Managed Farm (SMF) – Powered by New Holland during meetings in Kazakhstan.
“Kazakhstan wants to develop its beef industry. They’re sitting on the doorstep of India and China so they see lots of opportunities to export beef and other agricultural commodities to these huge markets,” says Geoff Brown.
“We now realize that some people are getting by with so little knowledge. What we’re learning here at Lakeland is absolutely invaluable. It makes us appreciate our education that much more,” says Jordan Stefaniuk.
Read the complete news release: Ag students travel to Kazakhstan with Alberta delegation
Photos: Top - Anderson and Stefaniuk look at Kazakhstan cattle at a fair. Bottom left - Geoff Brown, Caity Anderson and Jordan Stefanuiuk in a group photo with officials in Kazakhstan.