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Riding Horses in Curtis, Nebraska

Worldwide Farmers Exchange staffer Bob Lemon (left) and Olsi Nini (right) take a couple of Bob’s horses for a ride in Curtis, Nebraska.
Worldwide Farmers Exchange staffer Bob Lemon (left) and Olsi Nini (right) take a couple of Bob’s horses for a ride in Curtis, Nebraska.

A horseback riding aficionado, staffer Bob Lemon has been a coordinator for Worldwide Farmers Exchange for many years. He loves the cultural exchange he gains from the diverse group of participants from all over the world.

Bob lives in Curtis, Nebraska with his wife and daughter, his dog Ozzy, and his daughter’s pet raccoon Sparky. He enjoys travelling internationally and exploring other cultures. His motto? “See more of the world…and make more silage!”

Fluent in Albanian, English and Greek, Olsi Nini is Albanian by nationality, but considers himself a true “citizen of the world.”

His adventurous spirit and desire to advance his agricultural education compelled him to leave his native Albania to move to Greece, where he completed an internship at Anchialos, S.A., a company importing agricultural machinery, spare parts, lubricants, and consumables. While in Greece, Olsi was responsible for operating and maintaining machinery and equipment, as well as providing excellent customer service to the company’s multinational client base.

After his internship in Greece, he came to the U.S. as a Worldwide Farmers Exchange trainee at the Kotschwar farm, where he is learning about grain production.

He plans to experience agriculture in other countries, before reaching his ultimate goal of becoming an agriculture consultant in Albania. He would like to partner with WFE to recruit qualified candidates for the program and help local farmers get the skills and education they need to succeed.

Dynamic duo: Bob Lemon’s dog Ozzy and his best friend, Bob’s daughter’s pet raccoon Sparky.
Dynamic duo: Bob Lemon’s dog Ozzy and his best friend, Bob’s daughter’s pet raccoon Sparky.