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  •  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

    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


  •  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
    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

  •  Career Talks: Steve Smith

    Please join FAI to welcome Steve Smith, Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank for the first Career Talk. This series is designed to help students learn about a variety of careers from Santa Clara University alumni.

    Steve Smith will discuss the factors that influenced his decision to enter the banking field, how he has used his Santa Clara MBA and Food and Agribusiness concentration in his career and suggestions for students interested in a similar career.

    The event will be held on Monday, February 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the de Saisset Museum auditorium. Appetizers will be served.

  •  Ghana Immersion Application

    Interested in joining us for a 10 day immersion to Ghana?

    Download the application online

    We are now accepting applications!

    Immersion trip is scheduled for June 18 – June 28, 2012 (tentative)
    Cost: $2500

    Sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute and the Leavey School of Business
    All undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply!

    All participants will be required to register for and attend a 2-unit lecture series that will take place during spring 2012:

    BUSN 151 FHPE (Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment) Immersion: Ghana

    The course blends short lectures, guided discussions and reflections and a 10-day immersion in Ghana interacting with local people of diverse backgrounds for experiential active learning. The goal is to increase students’ understanding of the role of business in the developing world and to explore the role of business in alleviating poverty through economic development and the pursuit of social justice.

    For more information, contact Erika French-Arnold by email or by phone 408-554-5173.

    Visit the Food and Agribusiness Institute online

    For pictures, visit  our flickr, and for a video, visit here.
    For more information about previous immersion trips, visit our immersion page.



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