I was raised on a farm in Nebraska, joined the Peace Corps twice (El Salvador, Brazil) and attended five state universities to earn degrees in Agronomy, Adult Education and Economics. I did volunteer work in Nicaragua as a farm manager for a church. I lived 10 years in Brazil and 3 years in Central America. I worked in the US as a farm manager, grain sales, market research and taught statistics in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for 16 years. I did short term agricultural volunteer work in Moldova, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Mozambique and Angola. Now, I am retired.