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Good times with good people in Nigeria

Darla Embry, Program Associate/Recruiter for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) for Agriculture Education and Training Program, just returned from a trip to visit our F2F offices in Nigeria and Senegal and fondly shares some favorite memories from the trip:

April 2015 brought me back to Abuja, Nigeria. What a great staff in the Farmer-to-Farmer office. Gelsey Bennett is the new Program Manager for the F2F programs in Nigeria, Guinea, and Senegal. Gelsey worked on several necessary trainings for our staff. After the trainings and just prior to our departure to Dakar, Senegal, we had a dinner to celebrate our new boss, Gelsey, our new office, and our best year yet!

As we sat there waiting on dinner, one of our Nigerian staff, Blessing, was singing along with the music that was playing. After a few minutes, I asked him if he liked the music. And without missing a beat, he started singing what was playing… “Under the board walk, down by the sea…”

Good times with good people in Abuja! I hope to see them all again soon.

Winrock’s F2F team in Nigeria
Winrock’s F2F team in Nigeria