Rotary group sees panhandle sugarbeet harvest

Rotary members of District 1010 of northern Scotland

It's not your typical vacation. Last week, 11 - Rotary members from northern Scotland toured western Nebraska, northern Colorado and northern Wyoming through a Rotary Friendship Exchange program between District 1010 of northern Scotland and District 5440.

In a interview with KNEB/Rural Radio Network, Rotary Club Member David Peters of Aberdeen, Scotland, says the exchange offers a unique experience. The group got to experience things the average tourist won't see. In visiting the Nebraska panhandle, the Scotish Rotarians got a lesson in agriculture in seeing sugar beet harvest. The Scottish Rotary group also spent time in Fort Collins, Colorado,and Douglas, Wyoming. Peters favorite part is the social aspect of the trip.

While the temperature is fairly similar between the two countries. There are plenty of differences, Scotland gets twice as much precipitation as the panhandle and Scotland has a lot more trees . In seeing the High Plains, Peters was most amazed by the sparse population density and open space.

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