This program will study the farming and ranching industries in Argentina that provide the technology, production, expertise, processing, and transformation of farm products into foods that are in global demand.
This program is administered by the College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences' Office of International Programs. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.
|Location||Buenos Aires, Rosario, Argentina|
|Term||May Session (Spring Semester)|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Agricultural marketing and farming are global industries and communicators and marketers need to be able to understand how events on other continents can impact decisions made at the firm-level; even in a different hemisphere. This course will study the farming and ranching industries in Argentina that provide the technology, production, expertise, processing, and transformation of farm products into foods that are in global demand. Additionally, this course will explore how Argentinian culture shapes marketing and communication efforts in Argentina.
This course will spend two weeks in Argentina meeting with international agricultural firms and farmers to learn how Argentina continues to be a global competitor in agricultural commodities. Students will also learn about the challenges limiting South American agricultural production and how this relates to U.S. agriculture.
Agriculture has been and continues to be one of the most important financial contributors to Argentina’s economy. For hundreds of years, Gauchos (Argentine Cowboys) have tended cattle and sheep across Argentina’s diverse landscapes. Today, Argentina is a global competitor in various agricultural markets including beef cattle, corn, and soybeans. To rise to this level, marketing and communications have played a vital role in expanding Argentina’s global reach with its agricultural products. The heart of this global trade and industry powerhouse is Buenos Aires. Located on the Atlantic coast of South America, the Buenos Aires metro is home to over 15 million people. Here, business, industry, and agriculture collide in this port city where Argentina and other South American countries import and export various agricultural products.
In Buenos Aires, you will learn about how culture and industry has shaped the marketing and communication efforts used by agricultural firms in Argentina. Additionally, you will immerse yourself in the Argentinian culture as you explore the city, dine on authentic Argentinian cuisine (get ready to eat a lot of beef), and learn about Argentina’s rich cultural heritage. Additionally, you travel to Rosario where you will tour the ports along the Parana River and visit an Argentinian winery.
Check out a brief presentation on this program here.
The program will comply with local public health recommendations as well as recommended standards of the University of Minnesota. This may include modifications to the program calendar, weekly schedule, classroom environment, course delivery, housing arrangements, transportation policies, and/or in-country travel restrictions. Below are some of the current program specific changes, but know that these modifications could change at anytime as we get more information:
You will be staying in a hotel throughout your time in Buenos Aires. The hotel will have breakfast included daily. During our in-country field-trip to Rosario, you will additionally be staying in a hotel with breakfast included. While in Rosario, we will have two group meals included in your program fee. Finally, we will have a departing dinner before we head home to Minnesota which will be included in the program fee. All other meals will be on your own.
January 1, 2021
Depart from Minneapolis-Saint Paul: May 13, 2021
Arrive in Argentina: May 14, 2021
Depart from Argentina: May 27, 2021
You will earn 3 credits for CFAN 3526. This course is approved for the Global Perspectives theme.
This is an embedded course with on-campus class time during spring semester prior to departure. You must register for this course and complete the study abroad application. Registration costs/financial aid are tired to Spring term.
This course is currently awaiting final approval for Global Perspectives theme. For students in the Agricultural Communication and Marketing major, this course meets one of the core requirements under the “Business and Marketing” section of the degree sheet. Students may take this course in place of APEC 3451.
Dr. Garrett Steede is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communication and Marketing. He holds a B.S. in Animal and Dairy Sciences and a M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education, both from Mississippi State University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2018 at Texas Tech University in Agricultural Communication and Education. Dr. Steede has been working to develop this program to Argentina since he arrived at the University of Minnesota in 2018 in hopes of offering more curriculum-specific international opportunities for students in agricultural communication and marketing, agricultural education, agricultural and food business management, and applied economics.
While in Buenos Aires you will have several field trips and local excursions in addition to guest speakers and lectures regarding agricultural marketing and communication in Argentina. Sample local field trips, activities, and excursions in Buenos Aires will include:
The majority of your time in Argentina will be spent in and around Buenos Aires, however there will be an excursion to the city of Rosario, Argentina. While in Rosario, you will have a guided tour of the city and of local businesses. These business tours may include visits to John Deere, ADM, and/or the Rosario Grain Board. There will be several local excursions while in Rosario including a tour of the grain ports along the Parana River, a visit to the Conecar Ganadera Feedlot, and a tour of an Argentinian winery.
Cost of Participate Forthcoming
The program fee generally includes tuition, group flight airfare, airport transfers, in-country program related transportation, housing, some meals, entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance.
The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences offers grants for study abroad programs; learn more here. Students can learn about financial aid and scholarships through the Learning Abroad Center here.
Programs operated by the CFANS Office of International Programs follow the Learning Abroad Center Cancellation Policy. Before you apply to, or confirm your participation on this program, review the cancellation policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||May Session 2021 (Spring on campus course)|
|Program Name||Two to Tango: Agricultural Production & Marketing in Argentina|
|Track Name||Two to Tango: Agricultural Production & Marketing in Argentina|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist.