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Today was the last day of our trip in Brazil and we spent it in Rio de Janeiro. Our day in Rio consisted of our last company presentation, a trip to Christ the Redeemer, free time in the afternoon, and our farewell dinner. In the morning, an agricultural consulting company...
January 11, 2019
Our morning started off in the city of Dourados as we were greeted at our hotel by a local man selling authentic Brazilian coffee. After some students made their purchases, we had a group lunch at a local restaurant. Early in the afternoon, we travelled to a small agricultural consulting...
January 10, 2019
We started our early morning with a 2-hour bumpy adventure down a dirt road to spend the day at Agropecuaria Jacintho Ranch, a large livestock farm near Naviraí in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Three brothers, Fabio, Jose, and Julio Jacintho run the ranch. The group was taken...
January 9, 2019
We had the opportunity to visit the Sindicato Rural de Toledo. Brazil has multiple syndicates because each state funds its own agricultural syndicate. Of these syndicates, the one in Parana provides the most to its members and has the strongest participation. The Sindicato Rural de Toledo was founded in 1967...
January 8, 2019
The first Monday of the New Year was exciting for our group! We started the morning bright and early in Iguazu Falls and set out for our next destination in Matelandia. It was a very full day full of new experiences. We visited Lar Cooperative’s Poultry Center, had lunch in...
January 7, 2019
On January 6 th , 2019, the IBIP students had the day off from studying about Brazilian agriculture. Instead, students spent the day exploring Iguazu National Park. This park included the Iguazu Falls which are beautiful waterfalls between the Brazilian and Argentinian border. They are the second largest falls in...
January 6, 2019
Bon Dia (Good Morning) from beautiful Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil! The group started their day with a traditional Brazilian breakfast served at Hotel Nadai. A traditional Brazilian breakfast consists of a variety of sweet and savory options that range from fresh fruits like pineapple and watermelon to other exotic items...
January 5, 2019
Day 8 brought a new adventure as our group traveled to the interior of Brazil from Campinas. Early Friday morning, we boarded Azul Airlines flight 4406 to Foz Do Iguacu, with the flight lasting for a little over an hour. The town of Foz Do Iguacu is located in the...
January 4, 2019
Today we went to the University of São Paulo Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ) to attend a lecture from Marcos Ferraz about precision agriculture in the Bio Systems Engineering Department. During the lecture, we learned about various precision agriculture techniques such as real time AI decision making, remote...
January 3, 2019
On the fifth day of our journey in Brazil, we started off at CNH Industrial in Sorocaba, followed by three lectures at ESALQ (University of Sao Paulo) and ended at a dinner with the ALPA director in Piracicaba. At CNH we met with Miguel and Roberto, our lecturers were: Professor...
January 2, 2019

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