The board is responsible for organizing the exchange/association and consists of following former participants.
"I grew up on a farm with crops and pig fattening in Billerbeck (Münsterland). After agricultural education and studying agricultural economics in Göttingen, I now work for John Deere in German sales. In 2012 I spent 6 months as an IFYE in Colorado and Michigan (USA). For me, IFYE is a big family and a network with incredibly interesting and nice people. The exchange enriched and changed me in many ways. By being involved on the board, I would like to help offer young people the same opportunity and actively help shape the annual meetings.
Maximilian Schulze Esking
"My name is Jens and I grew up near Oldenburg. I found out about the IFYE program at short notice in December 2010 and was so impressed by the idea of the process that I applied for 2011. So I spent three months in Finland, where I met a lot of nice people. This adventure allowed my IFYE spirit to grow further. Because of the individuality of each IFYE and their experiences, it is very exciting to exchange stories. All these special experiences and the ongoing contact inside and outside of Germany motivated me to get more involved in this association."
"I am Chiara and I
grew up on a farm in the middle of Germany. Between my scool graduation and my studies (2012), I spent three months in Nebraska,
USA, fulfilling a dream. I have been fascinated by the IFYE program for
as long as I can remember, my father was also IFYE in the USA. We have
also hosted many IFYEs in our family. Working on the board is a
great opportunity to continue to be part of the IFYE program and to
support the participants in their exchange."
"I'm Charlotte and I was an IFYE in Colorado and Michigan in 2011. Back from an unforgettable six months, I'm now working on the board. I'm in charge of the host family organization for our IFYE incomings in Germany. I come from Landau in the Palatinate, where I grew up on a winery. We often hosted IFYEs in our family, which got me excited about the program. I enjoy meeting new people and spend time in the nature."
"My Name is Felix and I
grew up on a farm with turkey fattening and arable farming near Kleve
on the Lower Rhine (West Germany). I'm a second generation "IFYE". Like my father, I traveled as an IFYE for 5
months in the USA, more precisely Colorado and Oregon (2013). I'm
currently studying political science in Passau with a focus on economics
and I'm happy to be able to support the board's work alongside my
studies and stay in touch with the many IFYE friends and help
continue this unique exchange"
"I'm Wienke and I live near Bremen. At home we run a dairy farm and I'm currently studying agriculture in Weihenstephan-Triesdorf. After graduating from high school, I went to Finland in 2016, where I had a wonderful IFYE exchange. I've been active in the association ever since and now I have also been supporting the board since 2020. I hope to be able to continue to organize many exchanges."
my name is Lisa and I come from Schleswig-Holstein from a pig
and arable farm in Böelschuby. Before I started my training as a health
and nursing nurse, I was in beautiful Norway as an IFYE in 2018 and have
not been able to do enough since then from the IFYE spirit. To support
the board, I took over the country coordination for Norway and Estonia."
Jens and I come from a mixed business with direct marketing
north of Stuttgart. After studying at the University of Hohenheim, I
joined my parents' business and can contribute all my ideas. I was able
to do my IFYE exchange in Finland in 2016. Since 2021 I support the
board and have taken over the country coordination for Finland and South
Korea. I'm looking forward to a great time with the association and of course
to many new IFYEs."