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Brandt, M., Schlake, M., Evans, R. “Nebraska Extension educators bring entrepreneurship education to Georgia and Armenia.” CAP Series 23-0603, Center for Agricultural Profitability, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 6, 2023. DOI:


In a unique initiative by the American Councils for International Education, Nebraska Extension educators Molly Brandt and Marilyn Schlake were invited to travel to the countries of Georgia and Armenia in 2022 to train local educators in the principles of the 4-H Entrepreneurship Investigation (ESI) curriculum.

Brandt, an innovation and entrepreneurship 4-H educator, and Schlake, a Rural Prosperity Nebraska educator in the Department of Agricultural Economics, prepared for what they thought was a one-time experience. However, after their successful endeavor in Tbilisi, Georgia, in October 2022, they were invited back in April 2023, to deliver similar training in Yerevan, Armenia.