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  •  The Business of Nurseries

    Join FAI for the Business of Nurseries with alumnus Steve McShane, MBA '02 on May 17th at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 21 in the Benson Center. Steve will discuss the "behind the scenes" aspects of the nursery business, focusing on distribution and retail. He will share his experience creating and sustaining a successful business. He previously worked for Taylor Farms of California as a Product Manager and for NewStar Fresh Foods as a Director of Quality Assurance before opening McShane's Nursery and Landscape Supply in 2005.

     

  •  Greenhorns Documentary Screening

    Join us for a special screening of "The Greenhorns" and speaker panel.  Greenhorns is a documentary about young farmers in America.  It is a 50 minute story about their spirit, practices, and needs.  This relevant work is the result of 3 years of hard effort, 500 hours of footage and participation of startup entrepreneurs around the country working on their dreams to feed others.  There will also be a speaker panel of young farmers discussing what they do and their background and general outlook regarding being a young and/or startup farmer.
     
    April 18, 2012
    5:00-7:00pm
    Lucas Hall 126

  •  Triple Farm Field Trip

     Join the Food & Agribusiness Institute for a day field trip to visit three different farms in Hollister, CA.  This is a great opportunity and experience to learn first hand about the organic farming industry. If you are curious about food systems and the benefits of local farms, you will get to see how each farm supports a sustainable model as well as their business practices. Don't miss out!
    *Lunch will be provided

     WHAT: Triple Farm Field Trip

    FEATURING:
    Pinnacle Organic Produce
    Catalan Farm
    Oya Organics

    WHERE: Hollister, CA

    WHEN: Saturday, April 28
    Bus leaves SCU 8:30 AM
    Return 4:30PM

    RSVP by April 25th at farmfieldtrip.eventbrite.com

     

  •  Blossom Dinner 2012

    You are cordially invited to the annual
    Food & Agribusiness Institute
    Blossom Dinner


    Join us in celebrating the growth and achievements of the
    Food & Agribusiness Institute
    Honoring
    Jim Niles
    with the Outstanding Achievement Award


    Friday, May 11, 2012

    6:00 pm Reception
    7:00 pm Dinner
    de Saisset Museum Auditorium
    Santa Clara University


    Kindly RSVP by Friday, April 27th
    at
    http://blossomdinner.eventbrite.com/

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