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G’day mate was the phrase that twenty Nebraska ag folks heard as they stepped off the plane in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia this past March. It all began in 1998 at the International Women in Ag program in Washington D.C. It was there that the idea of a Nebraska - Tasmania ag woman exchange was born. The exchange program was based on the premise that ag women would learn more about international agriculture by experiencing another country’s agriculture first hand. The Nebraska delegation at the International Women in Ag Conference invited the Australia delegation to first visit our state.