Agribusiness field trips, as opposed to agribusiness internship courses, offer agribusiness and agricultural economics majors a broad exposure to the various segments of agribusiness. The University of Nevada, Reno, has offered during the spring semester, an agribusiness field trip to a number of agribusiness firms in California and Nevada. Students enrolled in the Spring 1984 course evaluated, through a questionnaire, facets of the field trip which were most educational to them and suggested improvements. The student questionnaires and experiences from past field tnps indicate that the essential ingredients for a successful educational experience are to have a tour leader who is genuinely interested in the tour, enlist if possible an alumnus of your department to visit and/or set up visits in locations unfamiliar to the tour leader, and have owner operators as tour guides or discussants.



agribusiness, field trips

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