Veterans of Heifer International study tours were all asked the same question: Why Poland?
Some had traveled to China to visit with farmers benefitting from Heifer’s assistance with cattle and rabbit production.
Others visited costal regions of India to observe innovative livestock projects in post-tsunami areas.
They’ve witnessed milk production and fish farming projects in Tanzania, sustainable agriculture efforts among women’s groups in Kenya and urban agriculture start-ups in Peru.
So why, with exotic locales such as these, are travelers heading to Poland?
John Winzeler of rural Fayette admits that the farming region of northeast Poland might be considered an odd vacation destination by most people, but that was part of the draw for everyone participating on the study tour in May. It’s a part of the world they had never seen.
“And it’s absolutely beautiful,” John said following his return last month.