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Jerry Nolte, left, and Tony Jilek, right, continue building partnerships in Nicaragua to help the country improve agricultural production and economic sustainability. -- Photo submitted

Ag professors sow seeds of growth

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Like they do once or twice every year, retired UW-River Falls agriculture professors Jerry Nolte and Anthony Jilek leave for Nicaragua in January, continuing work and partnerships they started there decades ago.

"It's a follow-up visit with the Farmer-to-Farmer program," explained Jilek, adding that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds the FtF program.

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