SDARL Class XI International Seminar on
Innovation and Globalization in Agriculture
Days 1 & 2


Day 1 International trip notes:   February 1st was a big travel day for all SDARL classmates. Three different groups flew out of the Sioux Falls, Aberdeen and Rapid City airports, all meeting up in Minneapolis ready to board our 8-hour international flight. Many members spending a 7+ plus hour layerover before our 9:30pm flight.  

Day 2:   With a 7-hour time change added to our late-night first day flight, most members arrived in Amsterdam around 12:30 pm local time. We quickly gathered our bags and boarded a tour bus and headed straight to our first farm tour of a local potato and onion farmer.  Farm of Mr. Peter Hilgers on the Dutch polder, a piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes. He discussed local government and social farm issues and struggles of European farmers. Many of his issues are also issues we deal with globally. We finished our short day checking into our hotel and meeting back up at a local eatery, Humphreys, having a great meal and social.

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