Kansas State Grad is Appointed Paraguayan Minister of Agriculture

New Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes has appointed Jorge Gattini as the new Minister of Agriculture.  Long time Kansas Paraguay Partners member Norm Schlesner fondly remembers Jorge.  Norm says:

Jorge Gattini went to graduate school at Kansas State University, he did a masters in agricultural economics. I first knew him when he was an IFYE to Kansas and lived with us for about a month. A couple of years later he returned to Kansas with his lovely wife, Lourdes. We consider them good friends and still communicate on Christmas and birthdays. Actually, Lourdes does the communicating and occasionally briefs us on Jorge or sends a family picture in which he’s included. She has been back to visit a couple of years ago. Interestingly, Mary Alice and I can remember, after a dinner at our house, making the comment, “someday, Jorge will probably be minister of agriculture.”


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