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Lunch and learn program features experiences from Kazakhstan – April 3

An upcoming Lunch and Learn program on the UW–Madison campus will feature Dale Beaty of the WI Farm Bureau and Jon Hochkammer of the WI Counties Association sharing their perspectives, experience and observations on their recent visit to Kazakhstan.

The event will be held April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The University Club, 803 State Street. The event is part of a Lunch and Learn program series put on by Juneau County UW-Extension.

Beaty and Hochkammer reported having a trip of a lifetime learning and experiencing Kazakhstan hospitality and culture.

Sergey Mogilnyy, a Hubert Humphrey Fellow from Penn State, and the Vice Rector of the Seifullin Kazak Agrotechnical University in Astana, Kazakstan in visiting UW–Madison this week and will be joining the program.

UW Juneau County has been fortunate to have hosted 8 delegations from Kazakhstan, and has coordinated 4 delegations from Wisconsin to Kazakhstan in the past 5 years. Two local Juneau County teachers have visited and taught at a rural community in Kazakhstan as well. A small delegation will be hosted the last week of April in Wisconsin.

The Kazakhstan president was at the White House in February to meet with our President and staff. Kazakhstan is a growing influence in Central Asia and is an important US ally.

Please RSVP by March 30 to Gary Kirking—either phone or by email.

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