A trip to study production, processing, and marketing abroad has given 16 students from the University of Minnesota, Crookston an opportunity to have international experience in agriculture. A class in international agriculture production, processing, and marketing systems, taught by Associate Professor Harouna Maiga, Ph.D., and Terrill Bradford, both instructors in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, traveled to France from March 10 - 22, 2010, for study.
Amanda Adkins, a senior from Detroit Lakes, Minn., majoring in agricultural education, enjoyed the study abroad."The class was a great opportunity to view agriculture at an international level and through a very different set of production standards and consumer demands," Adkins said. "In addition, it allowed our group to view attractions that most people see and hear about on TV or the Internet but only dream of actually visiting."
Submitted photo first row (l to r): French host, Mr. Sebastin, Emily Espersen, Kari Olson, Amanda Adkins, Christina Blair, Katherine Schliep, Rebecca Rhodus, Nicole Koscielniak, Associate Professor Harouna Maiga, Ph.D., and Instructor Terrill Bradford. Second row: Krystal Caldwell, Amber Miller, Brianna Kaschmitter, and Samantha Lahman. Third row: Joshua Lamecker, Michael Kitchell, Jessica Choc, Teresa Aakre, and Marissa McWilliam.