Madis Pärtel

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, Class of 2021

  • Home country: Estonia
  • College and degree: Graduate degree in public administration - University of Tallinn
  • Current position: Diplomat in agriculture for Estonia to the European Union
  • Specialization: Common agriculture policy
What is the most memorable or impactful experience of your career so far? 

Organizing the Presidency of the Council of European Union

What impact do you want to make in your country?

Make agriculture more sustainable

How do you think your Humphrey Fellowship and your time at Cornell will help boost your career? 

I will explore the United States Farm policy and learn from the experiences of other fellows.

What does public service mean to you?

To be able to help my country to be a better place.

Tell us a fun fact about you. 

I enjoy sports and doing things with my hands. I have played professional volleyball for ten years and I have built my own house.  

What is your personal motto? 

If you really want something, then the universe helps you. 

Connect with Madis: 

  • mp2253 [at] (Send Madis an email)