For twenty-six years, ECHO in south Florida has been providing instruction, training, and encouragement for agricultural workers at their home base every November. Thanks to Covid-19, ECHO’s 27th International Agricultural Conference will be open to participants from around the world, no visas or airplane tickets needed. The conference will be streamed worldwide on November 19.
From the conference description:
For twenty-six years, ECHO has brought together networks of like-minded individuals devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. In its 27th year, in light of constraints due to novel coronavirus, the ECHO International Agriculture Conference will be completely virtual in its presentation of speakers addressing agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face food insecurity.
Anyone interested or working in agricultural development would benefit from the topics presented at this conference and networking with others in attendance. Those who typically attend fall into one or more categories:
-Short-term or career missionaries
-National community leaders and farmers
-Leaders of development/relief-oriented organizations
-University undergraduate, graduate students and professors
-International project volunteers (e.g., Peace Corps)
For more information and to register for the conference, click here.