The United Methodist Minnesota Annual Conference initiated Project AgGrad in response to a 1983 Council of Bishops' letter asking for responsible, targeted programs to meet the increasing demands of world hunger.  So far, the program has provided fellowships for six African students to study agriculture at the University of Minnesota.  Now they have assumed leadership roles in their homelands, where they teach, mentor, and conduct research.

Emmanuel Adeyemo, from Nigeria, is the new Project AgGrad student; he arrived in Minnesota in August, 2016.  Emmanuel will study plant genetics at the University of Minnesota.

Emmanuel Adeyemo, from Nigeria, is the new Project AgGrad student; he arrived in Minnesota in August, 2016.  Emmanuel will study plant genetics at the University of Minnesota.