Overview: 

  • Dates: Summer Semester Course, Travel Component: March 10 - 25 
  • Course Credit:  AEC 300  (3 hours)
  • Program Director: Todd Davis, Tyler Mark
  • This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, but students in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment will be preferred.

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 either white-water rafting or horseback riding.

For more information, and to apply, click here