LINCOLN, Neb - A delegation from a west African nation is making an important visit to Nebraska’s capital city.

Members of policy in the agriculture industry from Ghana are spending several days in Lincoln to learn more about the agriculture business in Nebraska, hoping to bring valuable skills back to Africa. The delegation is made up of producers in poultry and livestock operations. General Secretary for the National Democratic Congress Fiifi Fiavi Kwettey explained the goal of the trip.

“Generally, build partnership with agriculture business in Nebraska,” Kwettey said. “We want a view to take the partnership to improve our situation back home.”

The group toured areas of poultry and a feed lot early in the day on Monday, hoping to learn improvements for production of cattle and poultry. In addition, Kwettey says they’re curious about the fiscal aspects of Nebraskan and American agriculture.

“We want to know how it’s done,” Kwettey said. “How they do financing, how they sustain their businesses.. it’s a full range of issues we’re interested in knowing.”

On Monday afternoon, the group visited Sandhills Global to learn more about online auctions in the agriculture industry, something those around the world, including Africa, have available.

“You have an outlet that makes it easy, for those who are interested in equipment, and those who need equipment, they can get an auction,” Kwettey said. “To know that even in Africa, we have access to that equipment and get it to our country, it’s an eye opener.”

The group finished the day by visiting Certified Piedmontese Beef and Great Plains Beef for a presentation.