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Our 2011 World Tour is about to begin! Mike Twining and his wife Jennifer will represent Willard Agri-Service of Greenwood, Delaware, the 2010 National Environmental Respect Award winners, as ambassadors to Costa Rica winners, Almacen Agropecurio El Exito of Pital, San Carlos.
Environmental Respect Award 2009 winner Mike Wilson and members of his team at Wabash Valley Service in Illinois, along with Al Strohmaier of CropLife magazine are headed to Casablanca, Morocco to see agriculture in that sunny country through next week. Wabash Valley Service won the international experience along with the National Environmental Respect Award in 2009.
U.S. National winners Todd and Joleen Kautzman, along with DuPont representative Bob Weigelt, travel to Mexico for a tour of Agroquimica de Jacona, 2008 Ambassador of Respect, as well as ag dealerships and production facilities near Guadalajara.
Sao Paulo and Rio are the destinations for Scott and Kelly Firlus of Wisconsin River Agronomy, 2007 U.S. National winners. The team toured Torniello Sugar Farm, Ambassadors of Respect Agro Amazonia and Coopercitrus as well as Camuhy, a farm producing rubber, oranges and coffee.
A visit to Pro Agro and tours of Agricola Pony (tomato production), Mexico City and horticulture facilities in rural Mexico mark the high points of Ted and Louanne Deerkopís journey. These representatives of The McGregor Co. in Spokane, WA topped their visit off with tourism in Mazatlan.
The sheer expanse of farmland in Brazil and the abundance of Brazil natural resources were two surprises for Doug and Caroline Wendt of The McGregor Co during their visit to Brazil. The group toured Ambassador of Respect Agro Amazonia and met with representatives from DuPont Headquarters.
Jamie and Carmen Wetzel of AgVentures in Shawano, WI arrived in Malaysia to a percussion band and Lion Dance. Their tour just got better with visits to our first World of Respect winner Lim Hong Ngee, tours of Malaysian plantations and relaxation in Singapore.