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An Italian Food Experience: Production, Preparation, Marketing

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Multiple Locations, Italy
Course # SA 21254
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 05/08/17 to 05/18/17

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

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613

Program Description

Students who complete this program will earn 3 credits of AGEC 49800.

Students will travel to Reggio Emilia and the Tuscany regions of Italy. Students will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of marketing by experiencing agrotourism among smallholding and microfood producers in Italy. The program will provide students with examples of all facets of marketing of these products, from the segments served by the producers (consumer, trade, and distribution) or local processors, to product development, pricing, distribution in various channels and promotion activities at these small facilities. the program will begin with research on the marketing of local production from small holding producers in the US, which will serve as a comparison to those which will be observed abroad. It will continue with research on the availability of Italian food products in the US, understanding of economic and trade issues affecting production from small holders in Italy within the EU and to the US, and distribution of Italian consumers around the world. The course will include trips to farms and production facilities, as well as personal interaction with the products produced by these entities.

Academic Credit

3 credits AGEC 49800.


Students must remain in good academic standing with the college.

Program Cost

Approximately $4,200 plus $304.70 study abroad fee and airfare.

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