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Ukulima Farm Research Center

posted Mar 13, 2012, 12:35 PM by Bob Whitney   [ updated Mar 13, 2012, 12:35 PM ]
Some of you may not be aware but Laurie and I are moving to South Africa this very week, March 19, 2012.  I have accepted a job as Farm Manager for the Ukulima Farm Research Center near Alma, South Africa.  This is a partnership between Texas A&M and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.  I will be working for the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M, a great group of folks I work with when we did the project in Iraq and lived in Amman.  Also Kate, my daughter, works there too.  
We sold our house, almost all of our furniture and stuff and are ready for a new adventure for the next several years.  This picture is of our house on the farm.  There are pecan trees in the front and the back is against pastureland.  We are rural but lots of research and researchers will be on the farm so we wont be bored.  come see us!