Our final adventure on March 22 nd took place in Aromas and Watsonville at the largest berry producer in the United States, Driscoll’s. At Driscoll’s we had the pleasure to meet with Lisa Beatty and Sam Silva. They kicked off our tour by showing us around their largest distribution center...
March 22, 2019
Today our ACE 292 class got to visit E & J Gallo Winery located in Modesto, California. We got off to a bumpy start with our bus breaking down in the early morning, but once we got on the road the entire class was ecstatic to head out to Modesto...
March 21, 2019
Today was the third official day of meetings, continuing on ACE 292’s grand adventure in California! With the extra time and break from classes on Spring Break, it feels like our class has been in the great state for several weeks, rather than just a few days. Even though it’s...
March 20, 2019
As we entered another day of our California trip, the class was excited to finally experience some actual California farms. We had visited a couple of farming operations in Central Illinois earlier in the semester, but we soon realized the farms that surround the University of Illinois’s campus are much...
March 19, 2019
Today was the first day of our meetings on our California trip! After a day and a half of getting to explore the city of San Francisco over the weekend, we started our week off bright and early by heading to the first of five meetings. While we were all...
March 18, 2019
This week during spring break, students in Farm, Food, and Environmental Policy (ACE 292) are traveling to Northern California to learn about California’s unique agriculture systems, visit a variety of farms, and meet influential people in the agriculture industry. This educational opportunity gives students a new perspective on agriculture by...
March 17, 2019