February 2017 Moldova Seminars

On February 6-12 Jim Ranck from AgriService Moldova, Don Brackbill from Calvary Church Lancaster, Les Yoder and Angela Zimmerman from AgConnect Ministries held seminars for farmers throughout Moldova. There were over 200 farmers who attended the 6 days of seminars, and with the help of several organizations in Moldova, the quality of attendees and the[…]

May 2016

Suzanne and I, along with our son, Shane, arrived in Chisinau at noon time on Friday May 20. We were met at the airport by Slavic Duman, and stopped to visit with Nelson Zimmerman, president of Cross Links who was on a trip to visit some of their projects in Moldova. After spending some time with him, we[…]

Moldova Trip October 2014

I arrived in Chisinau shortly after noon on Wednesday October 1, coming from a 4-day trip in Bulgaria for Cover Crop Solutions. Michael picked me up at the airport, and after a quick lunch at McDonalds, we met with Teodor Botan, director of Agrodor Success. I met Teodor the last time I was in Moldova,[…]

Moldova May 2014 Week 3

Tuesday night we stayed in Chisinau with Valarie and Maricica Belous, with whom we have become great friends. We plan to stay with them Wednesday night also. Maricica had made a great, fancy cake in my honor, and we enjoying sharing it with them. Valarie had also found a contact that has a company that[…]

Moldova May 2014 Week 2

After a late breakfast Tuesday morning, we all traveled to Cahul, where we dropped Adriana off at her college and then traveled into the center where we spent time shopping for food and supplies. I was also able to get what was needed to assemble a soil-testing bucket, and when we got home, Michael and[…]

Moldova May 2014 Week 1

On Tuesday April 29, Shane took Jordan and me to Newark Liberty International airport where our flight took off a little after 6pm and we landed in Munich Wednesday morning about 8 am. We left Munich about 9:15 and landed in Chisinau, Moldova about 12:15 pm. We were picked up at the airport by Dan[…]

March 2014 Moldova Trip

Jim Ranck, Hamilton Horst, Les Yoder   Tuesday March 4 we left Newark Liberty Airport at 5:15 pm. Dan Ness took us to the airport. The winds were in our favor and we arrived in Munich about 45 minutes ahead of schedule. It was nice to have a little extra time between flights. Also, this[…]

November 2013 Trip Report

I left Newark Liberty Airport Thursday evening October 31 and stops included Frankfurt and Vienna, Austria before arriving in Chisinau a little after 3 pm on Friday. It was a more complicated route than I would have preferred, but the one I could get that had the most reasonable departure and arrival times. The only[…]