In May of this year, Archbishop Anastasios, the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania visited the Farm School as part of the growing collaboration between the School and the Archdiocese.
AFS and the Archdiocese have entered into this partnership to create, organize and implement a series of educational agricultural programs in Albania. These will start with simple training seminars on a variety of subjects and will expand in the future to include two-year postgraduate programs. The first students are expected to begin lessons in September 2017.
During his stay, Anastasios had the opportunity to tour the campus, meet with administrative and educational staff, and to chat with students in the high school and Perrotis College. He walked through the Tsatsos Olive Grove, explored the winery and the snail farm, and observed projects in the student greenhouses.
"We chose the American Farm School as a strategic partner for the two-year post-graduate program because we have a tendency to select ... the best. We know that the School is at the forefront of the agri-food sector. So it was a dream for us to have this relationship with the School," said the Archbishop.