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Feb 20, 2015 • By

Kara went to Ethiopia to teach and learned more in return

The most rewarding type of learning happens when people transfer knowledge to each other, learning and teaching at the same time. That’s what Kara Hobart believes – listening, sharing and getting hands-on experience.

She had the opportunity of a lifetime to put this passion into practice during a three-week trip to Ethiopia with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).

PFS is a nonprofit founded by General Mills that links the technical and business expertise of volunteer employees from General Mills, Cargill, DSM and Bühler with small and growing food companies in sub-Saharan Africa.


Kara is an engineer at General Mills who specializes in grain quality.

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While in Ethiopia, she visited flour mills to learn more about local practices and challenges and then facilitated a training program for more than 100 people about milling and science technology.

Hear what Kara learned from the experience in our latest MyStory video.

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