International Trips - South America: Brazil & Argentina 2015
The 6th MAB international agribusiness tour will be of Brazil and Argentina. Scheduled for February 20 - March 7, 2015, the trip includes stops at crop and cattle farms, as well as professional visits to agricultural and food related industries. Guided sightseeing tours will be arranged along with free time to explore Buenos Aires, the waterfalls at Puerto Iguazu, and Sao Paulo. Tentative Itinerary
Agriculture in South America
Participants on the trip will visit the very heart and soul of the MERCOSUR region’s agriculture and agribusiness. Touring farmlands and interviewing farmers, agribusiness executives and experts will allow trip participants to develop a firsthand understanding of MERCOSUR’s booming agriculture.
Allen Featherstone, director of the Master of Agribusiness program thinks people will enjoy getting a different perspective on agriculture. “While MERCOSUR is a direct competitor for U.S. agriculture, their perspective on many issues is very different than the U.S. perspective,” Featherstone said. “Understanding management challenges in a region that deals with turbulent macroeconomic conditions, no formal government support, and few formal insurance markets will provide a keen insight into one of the biggest challengers to the U.S. agricultural system. Understanding the process used by the South American livestock sector in dealing with animal traceability will also be educational.”
We hope you will join us as we explore all the region has to offer. For more information, contact Mary Bowen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 785.532.4435.