July 5, 2003 - Personal Web Site: Mike Wharff served two years as an agribusiness advisor in Daugavpils, Latvia

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Mike Wharff served two years as an agribusiness advisor in Daugavpils, Latvia

Mike Wharff served two years as an agribusiness advisor in Daugavpils, Latvia

Mike Wharff's Homepage

So the question is - why are you here? Actually, the better question is- why am I here? No, not in the philosophical - existential sense, but more generally, why does he feel the need to promote himself globally. Does he have some megalomanaical sense that what he has to say is in some way world shattering? In a word - no. I was just starting to learn HTML, and the easiest way for me was to make a homepage. I don't really work on this page much anymore. I've got enough other pages that to look after which keep me busy. I'll tell a little more about them later.

Let's start off by giving the requisite biographical information. Don't worry, I'll keep it brief. I grew up in Colfax, IA. Colfax is a pretty quiet place, but at the turn of the century, it was quite the resort community. People used to come from all over for the mineral waters. The resorts died away, but the mineral water remained. Recently, a local group started to bottle it. Here's a little more info for those of you interested. It'll cure what ails ya.

After receiving my masters in Ag Economics from Iowa State University, I joined the Peace Corps, not the old mud hut living, bug eating, well digging Peace Corps , but the new Iron Curtain busting, pro-capitalism preaching, grey city living, Peace Corps. I served two years as an agribusiness advisor in Daugavpils, Latvia. For those of you looking to join, here's a more in-depth look at darker side of life in the FSU. The Best of the Black Flag Newsletter A newsletter done by a couple of my fellow Latvian PCVs. Not for the humour impaired.

Currently, I'm living in Arlington, VA working at the IMF as an AREMOS systems developer. My wife owns a technical recruiting firm here in Arlington. If you're looking for work in the DC area, why don't you check out her business page. MANCINI TECHNICAL RECRUITING

Among the other webpages that I'm responsible for is the RPCV group, Friends of the Baltics , which is interested in the continued development of the Baltic Countries, and the Buffalo Bills Bars Page, where you can find out where the Bill's games are shown if you can't make it to Rich Stadium.

If that's not enough info for ya already. Take a look at my resume.

So for now here's some links to my interests.

p.s. I told my mother that I had a home page, and of course she checks it out. Being a schoolteacher, her comment was, "It looks nice, but there are too many 'so's." So, I took them out.

Debbie Mancini's Homepage ( a very good friend).

University of Northern Iowa.

Iowa State University

Latvia Todd Rossman's Latvian page

Daugavpils Pedagogical University The university where I taught a class while I was in the Peace Corps. If they ever get it finished, it will have info about the city of Daugavpils and the Latgalian region

Comments and suggestions ALWAYS WELCOME!! mike@debbie.com

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