I recently had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco over spring break as a part of my class ACE 199 Farm, Food, and Environmental Policy. This course focuses on agricultural policy issues in California, many of which are currently not concerns for farmers here in the Midwest.
March 31, 2015
Today we ventured out to Sierra Orchards, Bayer Crop Sciences, Full Belly Farm, and then ended our day with a tour of the University of California-Davis campus.
March 26, 2015
The second stop of our journey brought us to the Giacomini Dairy Farm, a 360-head cattle farmstead also in Marin County. This farm specializes in making artisan cheese, specifically bleu.
March 25, 2015
Today we travelled to JS West in Atwater, California. JS West is involved in many business ventures including egg production, propane, almonds, trucking and more.
March 24, 2015
Today our class visited with institutions that demonstrated both the seriousness and complexity of food insecurity in the Bay Area. The Alameda County Community Food Bank is an example of a local outreach organization that utilizes community participation to fight food insecurity.
March 23, 2015
Greetings! Our class, “Farm, Food and Environmental Policy (ACE 199 CA),” has for the past eight weeks been discussing agricultural practices and policies in California. This past Saturday our much anticipated spring break adventure to northern California began.
March 22, 2015
At the University of Illinois, the opportunities are endless. I found this out when I took part in the International Business Immersion Program that traveled to China this past summer.
March 12, 2015
This year’s CME Trading Challenge took place in February and both Illinois ACE teams placed in the top 50 teams in the contest, which granted them the opportunity to compete in the Final Round of the competition! The CME Group’s Trading Challenge is a complimentary four-week electronic trading competition where students can trade CME Group products.
March 5, 2015
Ever think about studying abroad? ACE has some terrific study abroad programs that send people to cool places around the world.
March 5, 2015
My name is Jay Siegrist, and I am a junior in the Department of ACE with a concentration in Policy, International Trade, and Development. Becoming an ACE major has been one of the best decisions of my life.
March 4, 2015

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