Uruguay: Sustainable Beef and Grain Production and Marketing Systems

Uruguay: Sustainable Beef and Grain Production and Marketing Systems

Spend your spring break studying international agribusiness and environmental management while discovering agricultural practices in Montevideo, Punta del Esta, Trienta y Tres and other surrounding cities.

About this Program

In between sightseeing and relaxing at the beach, students will take multiple trips—including visiting the following:

  • Pasture-based dairies
  • Grain-finished beef operations
  • Grass-fed/organic beef and lamb operations
  • Grain and oilseed farms
  • Local farmers markets
  • Beef packing plant

Quick Facts

Dates:
March 4-13, 2016

Program Fee: 
$1,300 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare

Course(s): 
AAEC/ADSC 3911, AAEC 4990E

Application Deadline:
November 1, 2015

Before Spring break, students will take an online class during the spring semester over Uruguay and international markets and trade. Participants are required to keep a travel journal, write a short paper and give a presentation about their experience.

By the end of this once-in-a-lifetime spring break trip, students will have a unique and distinct understanding of sustainable agriculture, how economic and political policies impact international trade and prices, and how agribusinesses in other countries get their USDA certification. 

Erin Burnett, Agricultural Communications major, with a young calf on a dairy operation

Erin Burnett, Agricultural Communications major, with a young calf on a dairy operation

Students bringing their UGA pride to Uruguay

Students bringing their UGA pride to Uruguay

Enjoy the sites and culture of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay

Enjoy the sites and culture of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay

Visiting one of the major beef processing facilities in Uruguay

Visiting one of the major beef processing facilities in Uruguay

Cattle in a local pasture

Cattle in a local pasture

Two Uruguayans take a rest with their shepherding dogs

Two Uruguayans take a rest with their shepherding dogs

A local rancher takes a rest after a long day

A local rancher takes a rest after a long day

UGA students visit a sheep farm in Uruguay

UGA students visit a sheep farm in Uruguay

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