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Small Farm Production and Marketing in Ireland


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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Kilkenney, Glendalough, Ireland
Course # SA 21259
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 08/03/17 to 08/13/17

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Program Leader
Name IPIA
Purdue University
Room 26 Agriculture Administration Building
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613
Email: AgAbroad@purdue.edu

Program Description
Students will visit small farms in Ireland to see how they produce traditional Irish products. Examples of these include butters, cheeses, meats, cereal grains, potatoes, wool, whiskey and ales. Students will spend time at small inns through the Irish countryside. The program will begin with discussions of Irish history and culture relating to agriculture and food. Students will learn how modern issues of economics and geopolitics shape even small producers in Europe, who retain close connections with local communities, historic sites, and traditional practices. The small size of this program allows for intimate interaction with growers, visits to small venues, and personal understanding of economic and trade issues that affect agrotourism, production, and marketing of boutique agriculture and food products in rural and urban Ireland. For more information contact: Dr. W. Scott Downey, AGEC, downeyws@purdue.edu


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