Living in El Salvador

A Nebraska Farm Boy Joins the Peace Corps

by H. Lynn Beck



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/23/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781532078941
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781532078958

About the Book

H. Lynn Beck had no clue what to do after two years of agricultural study at the university. He felt he was not learning anything and he was bored with the time he spent on his family’s Nebraska crop farm. On a whim, he joined the Peace Corps—that was a decision that would affect the rest of his life. He was sent to Puerto Rico for training. After three weeks of Spanish training he was sent to rural Puerto Rico alone for survival training. The training was intense: from 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., six days a week.

About the Author

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.