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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. Submitted photos

Ag professors sow seeds of growth through Nicaragua partnerships

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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.

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"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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