Spring Semester Course Dates: See Canvas
International Travel Dates: March 9 - 23, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
Agribusiness and farming are global industries and managers need to be able to understand how events on another continent can impact decisions made at the firm-level even in a different hemisphere. This course will study the beef, soybean and wine value-chains and the firms that provide the technology, production expertise, processing and transformation of farm products into food that is demanded globally.
This course will spend two weeks in Argentina to meet with international agribusiness firms, farmers and policy representatives to learn how South America is able to compete with U.S. agriculture. Students will also learn about the forces that are limiting South American agriculture and how this relates to U.S agriculture. Students will be able to visit John Deere, JBS-Swift, and Monsanto to learn more about these multi-national firms. Students will visit farms to understand the similarities and differences with U.S. agriculture, and will visit the Andes Mountains to learn more about the Argentine wine industry. Finally, while in the mountains, students will have a chance to go horseback riding.
For a sample of the day-by-day itinerary, click here!
- Visit multi-national agribusinesses and crop/livestock farms.
- Tour John Deere, JBS-Swift and Monsanto's production facilities.
- Go horseback riding in Andes Mountains.
- Visit vineyards to see the wine production process from harvest to exportable product.
- Visit the largest cattle market in the world.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, but students in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment will be preferred.
For More Info, contact:
Dr. Todd Davis, faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, email@example.com
; Dr. Tyler Mark, faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Ben Vockery, Coordinator of Faculty-Directed Programming, email@example.com
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Students will enroll in AEC 361: International Agribusiness in Argentina (3 credit hours).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in hotels for the duration of the program. Some meals will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.