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  •  CANCELLED: FAI Annual Alumni & Friends Picnic

    Regretfully, the Annual FAI Picnic scheduled for Saturday, May 15th has been canceled due to lower than expected interest in the event this year.  Please accept our apologies. We believe the timing may not have been ideal. As such, we have scheduled next year's Alumni and Friends Picnic for the first weekend in June 2011.

    Please mark your calendars:
    Saturday, November 6, 2010:             FAI Harvest Dinner
    Saturday, May 21, 2011:                     FAI Alumni and Friends Picnic

    Alumni: We would love to hear from you!  Send us updates that we can include in the Alumni notes section of the next newsletter. The next issue will be published in July.

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  •  Winter Issue of Growing Notes Available

    Read the latest issue of Growing Notes, The Food and Agribusiness Institute's quarterly newsletter.  Download a pdf copy of Growing Notes here on the website.  Printed copies will be mailed out during the first week of April.

  •  The Business of Berries

    Speaker: Joe Barsi, MBA ‘07
    Friday, April 23rd
    6:30 p.m.
    Forbes Conference Room, Lucas Hall, SCU

    Tickets: $5

    Join us for an in-depth look at international business development and strategy. The speaker, Joe Barsi, will discuss his work in lead generation, negotiation, supply chain management, and pricing from the perspective of the business of berries.

    Joe has worked in the fresh produce industry for sixteen years.  He is currently the Vice President of Business Development at California Giant Berry Farms.  In this role, Joe oversees development of and sourcing strategy for international and domestic supply of new berry segments.

    Sponsored by the International Business Network
    Cosponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute

  •  BUG Program Update & Blessing of the Forge

    On Friday, April 23rd, please join us for one or more of the following events:

    Growing Community: The Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Program
    12pm, Kennedy Commons

    The BUG Program is building community through the development of educational gardens in San Jose. Come hear about their progress so far. This is part of the Environmental Studies Institute's Seminar Series.

    POSTPONED: The Blessing of the Forge (SCU Community Garden) will be rescheduled for a later date

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