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IFYE and USDA Renew the
2019 Memorandum of Understanding

November 13, 2023

IFYE’s efforts to renew the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding with the USDA has proved successful as we have received the document with Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack’s signature. IFYE President Jan Wood and Interim Executive Director Carolyn Hansen began the effort to gain a renewed agreement in December 2022. The agreement is for a term of five years. We appreciate the efforts of USDA staff to assist with this process.

The goal of the MOU is to "promote the common goals of advancing the public interest through developing a highly prepared workforce for unique careers within the industry of international agriculture through rural-based international exchanges." 

Click USDA and IFYE hold Ceremony to Sign Memorandum and/or USDA and IFYE Ceremony to Sign Memorandum Video to see the original signing ceremony in Washington D.C. on September 6, 2019.

The first page of the renewed/signed Memorandum of Understanding between
IFYE and the United States Department of Agriculture is shown below.
Click here to read/download the entire Memorandum.

Page 1 of IFYE and USDA Signed Memorandum

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