Agri Venture

Deann Scott, 4-H member from the Beatty Beef 4-H Club has departed on her trip of a lifetime to Australia. She has been placed with a dairy farm in South Australia for 9 months. While there, she will be fully involved in all of the work on a dairy operation currently milking 200 dairy cows, and obtaining valuable experience of this industry overseas. She will also be involved with local social activities during her stay, and will have time to holiday in Australia before she returns home.

Deann will have first hand experience of the Australian culture and their way of life. She will find out about their interesting climate and their wonderful lifestyle. Living with the host family will allow her to know all about the family life - forming new friendships and having the opportunity to make friends from around the world as AgriVenture participants come from around the globe.

Deann joins about 30 other young people who will leave Canada. AgriVenture (run by the International Agricultural Exchange Association) offers opportunities to young people between the ages of 18-30 to travel and work in Europe, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The program offers hosted work placements in agriculture and horticulture.

?Basically, our organization does everything for them. All they have to do is apply to their country of choice, and we arrange the placement, visa, travel and insurance?, says the Canadian AgriVenture Manager, Debbie Kletzel.

If you are interested in finding out more about participating in AgriVenture or hosting, you can view the website at or contact the Saskatchewan 4-H Council. Application forms for 2011 will be available shortly.

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