Mar 6, 2013
Friends from Uzbekistan and Russia Visit Oregon
We are always thrilled when our friends come to visit. They bring us fresh eyes, new ideas, and good cheer. This winter we welcome Aziz Vafokulov from Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Andrey Sabitov and his family from Vladivostok, Russia.
Aziz is a pioneer in greenhouse growing of vegetables in his region and has helped other farmers learn growing techniques and develop markets for cucumbers, tomatoes and other crops. While he is here he is learning about our plant production methods and observing our marketing efforts.
Andrey is a horticulturist who works for the Vavilov Institute in Vladivostok. This institute is responsible for preservation of plant genetic resources in Russia, work similar to what is done at the USDA Germplasm Repository in Corvallis. He is also a specialist with Honeyberry, a valuable native berry in his region. He also works with Black Currant and other berry crops. His wife Ludmila is a marine biologist and is making contacts with colleagues on the Oregon coast. They also brought their son Mark who is seven and will be attending a Russian immersion school in Woodburn and learning English.
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