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Farm to Table 2010

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About the Program

Participants will explore the food system from farm to table in Uruguay while considering aspects of animal welfare and health, food safety, food protection, and public health.

Site visits along the food supply chain, facilitated discussions with key government and private sector leaders, and interactive cross-cultural group activities are designed to integrate knowledge and skills in food safety, animal health, and public health.


 Farm to Table 2010

October 25-29, 2010

Location: Uruguay

Key Objectives

  • Develop awareness, understanding and familiarity of the food system in exporting countries such as Uruguay and appreciate the global integration of public/private practice within food systems
  • Appreciate similarities and differences among the food systems in Uruguay, the United States, and other countries
  • Promote and catalyze collaborative group leadership through:
    • Network-building opportunities
    • Experiential and structured learning activities
    • Collective group activities

Who Should Attend

  • Food and animal health industry professionals
  • Government regulators and policymakers
  • Students in veterinary medicine and other academic graduate health certificate and degree programs 

Program Activities and Highlights

Activities in Uruguay will highlight the farm, processing, retail, government and academic sectors of the food production chain.  Site visits will include an extensive beef cattle operation and local dairy farm; a beef slaughter plant and dairy processor; a local butcher shop and national supermarket chain; government and private sector food production facilities; and animal and public health organizations. Participants will also meet with faculty and students from the veterinary school of the Universidad de la República, Uruguay.
Participants will contribute knowledge and insights through daily roundtable group discussions and small group presentations on assigned topics. 

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