Today we started the day by packing our bags after our one night stay in Rosario.
Centro Cultural El Obrador was our next stop. This cultural centre provides social programs for Indigenous people mainly from northeast Argentina. The programming includes activities to preserve their culture by sharing…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 27, 2015 at 9:53am
We had an early start today but were excited to be visiting a large grain terminal in Rosario, the third largest city in Argentina with a population of about 1.2 million. When we arrived at the terminal it was raining outside so we rushed to the control room and the laboratory. We were shocked by the size of the…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 26, 2015 at 10:12am
Today we visited Venado Tuerto and toured Escuela Agricola...a private school (kindergarten to high school) that is bilingual English and Spanish where students receive practical knowledge on farming. Stay tuned for our blog post!…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 26, 2015 at 10:04am
Today we headed northwest out of Buenos Aires to the Area of Pergamino... and it wasn’t long before the land opened up into soybean, corn, cattle and horses. It’s safe to say this was a welcome sight for all of us!
Our first stop was at a machinery shed in Cabana El Desafio. This mid-sized farm consists of 1000…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 26, 2015 at 9:08am
On our way to the airport Kenny Graham, one of our new Atlantic friends, gave a wonderful farewell by commenting about what he learned…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 24, 2015 at 2:42pm
Our first stop was with a visit with a small vegetable and fruit producer. Luis Carrasco Saldana is a…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 22, 2015 at 1:06pm
Today's International Study Tour got off to an early start with a visit to Lo Valledor Wholesale Market in Santiago. Similar to the Ontario Food Terminal, Lo Valledor trades about 90% of the fruits and vegetables in Chile, with daily transactions totalling over $5 million US dollars. The most unique product that is sold…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 21, 2015 at 4:22pm
A recent dairy research event at the University of Guelph provided research updates to Dairy Farmers of Ontario board members and staff, as well as local dairy producers and industry partners.
“It is highly important and rewarding to share research results with the end users, such as dairy producers and dairy advisors,” says Dr. Todd Duffield, a professor in the Population Medicine Department at the Ontario Veterinary College. “If our dairy research results are to be adopted…Continue
Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on February 19, 2015 at 10:55am
We started off day four of our International Study Tour learning about the Chilean economy at Scotiabank. Chile has the fifth largest economy in Latin America and has seen significant growth in their economy over the last 30 years. The Canadian Dollar and the Chilean Peso react to the world economy in a similar…Continue
Posted by AALP on February 18, 2015 at 5:35pm
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