Friday, March 08, 2013
Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders are seeking participants
for Brazil Ag Industry Tour November 9-17, 2013.
Farm Bureau Young Leaders are heading to Brazil for the 2013 Ag
Industry Tour. The trip is set for November 9 through 17. Any IFB
Young Leaders (member 18-35 years of age and passionate about
agriculture) may join the tour.
Each year the Young Leaders travel to a different destination to
experience agriculture outside of Illinois, and in this case, even
the country! Through their journeys, they hope to learn more about
agriculture, improve their marketing skills and boost their farm
"We are really switching it up this year," said Jennifer Smith,
IFB Young Leader Manager. "In the past, we've stuck closer to home,
so this is an exciting opportunity for everyone and we are thrilled
to be able to offer it."
Agriculture in Brazil continues to grow. Brazil is second only
to the United States in soybean production. This tour offers our
future farm leaders an opportunity to see complete crop production
in this emerging country. With their warm climate, double cropping
is common, so it's not surprise to see planters following
immediately behind harvesters. Crops include soybeans, corn,
cotton, wheat, sugar cane and more.
Highlights of the trip include a cruise on the Port of
Paranagua, one of the world's most important sea trade centers, as
well as visits to grain and cattle operations and several
cooperatives. Also included are the Technical Research Institution,
agricultural research fields, Iguassu Falls, one of "The Seven
Wonders of the Modern World," and Itaipu Dam, the largest
hydroelectric generating facility in the world. Throw in a Macuco
Safari Tour, a brewery, a ten-story windmill, and The Bird's Park,
located on 40 acres of subtropical forest, and you've got a
well-rounded, educational, action-packed trip.
Cost of the trip is $2,051 per person, based on double
occupancy. This includes motor coach transportation, hotel, tickets
and meals. This fee does not include airfare, but the group will
fly together. All participants will need a passport and a travel
There is a limit of 20 participants, so don't delay. Sign up
before May 6th through your county Farm Bureau or the Illinois Farm
Bureau Young Leader Department. Begin by downloading:
Got questions? Call IFB Young Leaders at 309-557-2536.
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