Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

Ag-Venture tour to Brazil & Argentina

Event Details

Ag-Venture tour to Brazil & Argentina

Time: February 22, 2013 to March 10, 2013
Location: Brazil & Argentina
Website or Map: http://www.rwthomastours.com
Phone: 519 633-2390
Event Type: agricultural, tour
Organized By: Bob Thomas
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2012

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

We start by touring Brasilia, the uniquely planned capital city carved out of a rugged interior.   Then cross country through the Cerrado, that 500 million acre frontier that you have all read about, and spend a few days based at the farming town of Luis Eduardo Magalhães in western Bahia state.  From raw, uncleared plains, to developed mega-fazendas, you’ll be amazed at the progress of Brazilian agriculture in this area in less than 40 years. We tour and talk with the agri leaders who are now growing  soybeans, cotton, corn, sugarcane, coffee and a wide variety of crops for export, as well as ranching large cattle operations.

After the first week immersed in the ag scene, you’ll be ready for a weekend at amazing Iguacu Falls.  Relax at the Bourbon Resort and Spa Hotel between visits to the spectacular Falls, Itaipu hydro dam and attractions in this tropical paradise.

Next, get “Latinized” into Argentine gaucho culture when we fly to  beautiful Buenos Aires, the “New York City” of South America. We tour Liniers Stockyards marketing up to 10,000 head daily and are briefed on Argentina’s agri scene and rollercoaster economy at the Embassy. Our farmer / crop consultant guides will immerse us in world leading “no till” cropping enterprises, agri-business sites, as well as custom operations and Estancias producing the tastiest pasture-fed beef you’ve ever eaten.  The outdoor Expo-Agro Farm Show is on during our stay so we’ll spend a full day there too. Lots of time to get answers to your many questions from the South America farmers themselves. Finally, we return from the Pampas to Buenos Aires for some shopping along Florida promenade and free time before capping off this second week at the incredible Senor Tango Dinner Show.  You’ll return home with a suitcase full of new ag ideas because this tour will take you to the heart of everything you’ve heard about South American agriculture.

Or, what about adding on a couple more nights in Colonia, Uruguay.  A short ferry trip across the Rio de la Plata lands you at t this UNESCO heritage town and the relaxing Don Antonio Posada within walking distance of unique shops and seaside cafes.  Better take advantage of this Add-On tour ………..you may never be this close to Uruguay again.   

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Ag-Venture tour to Brazil & Argentina to add comments!

Join Ontario Agriculture

Attending (1)

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

New Tools Under Development to Improve Quality Classification of Pork

New tools being developed to improve and standardize the classification of Canadian pork will improve the ability of processors to meet the quality demands of international customers. Scientists working in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc are creating new tools to assist the Canadian pork sector in developing a standardized pork classification system based on the quality attributes most desired by export customers. Dr. Manuel Juárez, a Livestock Phenomics Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lacombe Research and Development Centre, says the goal is to expand on existing grading standards.

Updated Pre-harvest Interval of Delegate to Control SWD on Bushberries

The pre-harvest interval of Delegate for the control of spotted wing drosophila on bushberries has been amended through a minor use label expansion. The pre-harvest interval has been reduced to 1 day for bushberries, with a 12 day retreatment interval. The updated Registration page can be found here: SWD Registrations June 2019 V2.

Exeter Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – June 25, 2019

Thank you to Alex Zelem (C&M Seeds) who chaired the meeting and to Chris Meier (A&L Labs) for sponsoring breakfast. This was the last spring meeting for 2019. This year’s meetings have been the best attended since these meetings started over 20 years ago so thanks to everyone who attended. Since this has been such an unprecedented spring, a follow up summer meeting was requested and will held on August 13th at 7:00am at the Malibu Restaurant. A reminder email will be sent.

Winchester Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes June 25th, 2019

Quote of the day: “That’s a really hot boom…” – discussing herbicide injury from incompletely cleaned spraying equipment.

China asks for suspension of Canadian meat, citing forged certificates

The Chinese Embassy said Tuesday it has asked Canada to suspend all meat exports, a surprise move that comes amid the diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.

© 2019   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service