Living in El Salvador: A Nebraska Farm Boy Joins the Peace Corps

by H. Lynn Beck






H. Lynn Beck had no clue what to do after two years of agricultural study at the university. He felt he was not learning anything and he was bored with the time he spend on his family’s Nebraska crop farm. On a whim, he joined the Peace Corps—that was a decision that would affect the rest of his life. He was sent to Puerto Rico for training. After three weeks of Spanish training, he was sent to rural Puerto Rico along for survival training. The training was intense from 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., six days a week.

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H. Lynn Beck was raised on a farm in Nebraska, joined the Peace Corps twice (El Salvador, Brazil), and attended five state universities to earn degrees in Agronomy, Adult Education, and Economics. Beck did volunteer work in Nicaragua as a farm manager for a church. Beck lived 10 years in Brazil and 3 years in Central America. He worked in the US as a farm manager, grain salesman, market researcher, and taught Statistics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) for 16 years. Beck did short-term agricultural volunteer work in Moldova, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Guyana, Mozambique, and Angola. After many adventures, Beck is now retired.