Worldwide Farmers Exchange
Our mission is to train young men and women from around the world to produce more food and fiber through improved agricultural skills while experiencing a different culture by living and receiving work-experience training in a different country.
History of Helping
For over 60 years, the program sponsored by Worldwide farmers Exchange has helped more than 10,000 men and women from more than 70 countries to improve their agricultural skills at placements in all fields of agriculture and all climate zones in the U.S. Working with co- operating sponsors in other countries, WFE currently has trainees and interns from 45 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Worldwide Farmers Exchange (WFE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization sponsoring programs for young farmers and agriculture students from every continent to learn practical agricultural techniques on farms in the United States, while experiencing life in a different culture, and sending Americans to other countries for a similar experience. Our goal is to teach young men and women skills that allow them to help increase the quantity and quality of food and fiber produced around the world. The program began when Earl Warren, then governor of California, responded to a request from the Japanese government for a training program to train young farmers on California farms. In 1984, the program became Worldwide Farmers Exchange, has expanded to many continues and continues to grow.