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Excha \ >* i « In a cultural exchange, these Austrian students sang songs from their country. Austria has a rich musical heritage ad the home of Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, and many other famous composers. LOU ANN GOOD Lancaster Faming Staff LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.) “I can’t believe they advertise milk in America. Everyone in dur country knows that milk is good Attending Ag Progress Days? [ While you’re visiting AgProgress Days, stop by and see an old neighbor. Jacques has been around the block since 1908 with consistent performers that have proven, their way. It also, has several nCwproducts that are quickly rising, by way of quality test and time, to the top. No stranger to the exciting bio technology knocking at agriculture’s door, Jacques/Agrigenetics will introduce, in 1994, first brood European NEW 8240 A Perfect Fit for the Eastl • Highest yields as either grain or silage • Very showy, tall plant type displaying outstanding stalk quality * Hard and deep-kemeled grain showing highest-grain quality * Demonstrates excellent fall plant health qualities • A proven top grain and silage producer in the East • Tall plant produces a long, girthy ear • Performs best at medium to moderately high plant densities • Resistant to MDMV, Stewart’s Wilt and SCLB (race 0) for you. Wc drink it with every meal and we like it better than Coke,” Sabine said. Sabine is one of the students that Lancaster Countians hosted re cently through the E F Educational m\ 9220 Students Talk About America Homestay Program. The EF program brings students from other countries to spend a month living with local families. It’s an opportunity for them to team about American lifestyles com borer resistant hybrids to the market. In the next few years, we will have com hybrids with first and second brood com borer resistance and com rootworm resistance—in addition to other t value-added products, high-nutrition com, Super Nod” soybeans, and more. So while you’re checking out Ag Progress Days, be sure to stop by Jacques booth and let us tell you how Jacques can put today’s products and tomorrow’s technology to work for you, HOW. Outstanding silage yields with high nutrient values Tall plant with 10 to 11 wide leaves above ear Large, girthy, flexing ears with early drydown Healthy plants retain qualities right through until harvest Evolution” Jacques Most Hardy! Excellent winterhardiness Late maturing, but fast cutting recovery Highest quality forage with high RFV Superior pest resistance including Aphanomyces and leafhopper yellowing Ideal companion for Multi-plier NEW TMFIO6 AGRIGENETICS Lancaster farming, Saturday, August 14. 1993-813 and to improve their English. All the students were very fluent in English, and could easily converse with the host families. When the month-long visit was over, here is what some students had to say about America and its people. “I liked the people. Americans seem friendlier, more open and quicker to share their feelings than people in my country,” Sabine from Austria said. Adam Kirchknoff from Hun gary had some surprises when he came to America. He expected to see cowboys roaming the streets. He was disappointed. “I learned that America has many people with many different ways.” Since America is so big, he expected everyone would live in a large house. “But in this country, many peo ple live in small houses. And I saw quite a few poor people,” he said. In Hungary, he said, there are the rich and the poor classes and no middleclass. But the classes do not separate them from establishing friendships with each other. On the other hand, Sabine and many of the other students who live in the large city of Vienna GetMOOOvin’ &tvith Milk! were amazed that so many people in America have a whole house to live in. In Vienna, only the very rich can afford to own a whole house. Most of the students think that it would be fun to go to an American school because so much emphasis is on sports. “In our country, we go to school to study. After school, we have homework. It would never do to tell our teacher, we cannot study tonight because we have to play football,” a student remarked. Few students in Austria hold jobs during the school year. Americans, they believe, keep so busy. In Austria, all the stores close at 6 p.m. and on Saturday at noon. Although businesses are not open on Sunday, the time is seldom used to go to church. “In America it seems like so many people believe in God. In our country, not so many people believe or don't believe, they are just agnostic,” Sabine said. “One of the first things that I learned to do in this country was to pray before we eat In our country, we do not pray before we eat, but privately before bedtime,” she said. The studcnis expressed surprise that a per son must be 21 years old to drink alchoholic beverages. In their country, children grow up sipping their parents’ drinks, although few children or teens drink alcoholic beverages on a regular basis. Milk is preferable as a bever age. The water in Austria is some of the purest and best tasting in the world. Students preferred Italian food more than area favorites. They especially expressed a dislike for American desserts, which they thought were too sweet According to Sabine, sugar is used sparing ly in Austria despite the rich looking desserts made in their country. During the last week of their visit, the students made a typical Aus trian meal for the host families. Then it was the Americans, turn to exclaim, “This doesn't taste right.” Most of the host families thought the Aus trian apple strudel needed more sugar and that the goulash was a bit bland. When the students left, many teary good byes and hugs were exchanged. Most host families expect to correspond with the stu dents and hope to visit them eventually. “It’s an opportunity for host families to leant about other countries and cultures, and to discover how much alike people are regard less of where they live,” said a host mother. For more information about the program, contact GF Educational Homestay Programs, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massa chusetts 02142. Sabine and Adam talk about their Impressions of life in the U.S.