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Travelogue 1: Greetings from India

By Natalie Ferris, senior in horticulture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign This series of posts was written by students in the ACES 298: Postharvest Loss Prevention study abroad program, which introduces participants to postharvest processes of grains and perishables and loss prevention in the Bihar and Punjab areas of India. After our long […]

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Reflection on stepping out of our comfort zones in India

By Rachael Jensen and Annie Stasaitis, College of Business Supply Chain Management students  The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. As our trip comes to a close, we now have time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished during our time in India. The […]

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Other Localized Supply Chains: Observations from an Auto Plant Tour

By Daniel Bodemer and Cody Williams, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. We spent the first six days of our trip learning about postharvest loss and the culture of India. Our […]

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What We Found Different about Farming Systems in North versus South India

By Joel Hood and Abby Sugar, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. Today, the SCM group had the opportunity to interview farmers from northern India. Although this was our first interaction […]

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Commissioner Commentary: Discovering the Roles of the Middleman

By Katie Janson and Elayna Kramer, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. While interviewing the farmers in Chennai, we kept hearing about a “middleman,” but we never had the pleasure of […]

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Illinois students at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Credit: ADMI/K.Wozniak

What Seeing a World Wonder was Like on Our First International Trip

By John Mueller and John Pease, Supply Chain Management students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. When we hopped on the bus for the fifth day of this amazing trip, we were extremely excited to witness […]

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Contrasts in India, Day 4

By Mary Happ, senior in Crop Science, and Cruz Xu, sophomore in Supply Chain Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India in March 2015. Stepping off the domestic flight to New Delhi, it was clear we were in a whole […]

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A. Brockamp (second left) was one of 7 top undergrads at Illinois chosen to attend the First PHL Congress as a PHL Scholar / © Francesco Vignali Photography

PHL Scholar Report: Illinois freshman goes to Rome in first semester, dream school exceeding expectations

By Alex Brockamp, University of Illinois freshman, studying agricultural and biological engineering Seven University of Illinois students were sponsored to attend the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention in Rome, Italy. They have written about their experiences for the #PreventPHL blog campaign. Imagine going to your dream college, in your major of choice, and finding […]

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PHL Scholar Report: First semester, first international trip

By Chelsea Peterson, University of Illinois freshman, studying agricultural and biological engineering Seven University of Illinois students were sponsored to attend the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention in Rome, Italy. They have written about their experiences for the #PreventPHL blog campaign. This is the first in a series of posts. For more from […]

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PHL Scholar Report: Food supply shortage answers don’t always lie in science

By Kara Brockamp, University of Illinois freshman, studying agricultural and biological engineering Seven University of Illinois students were sponsored to attend the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention in Rome, Italy. They have written about their experiences for the #PreventPHL blog campaign. For more from Congress attendees, visit this link. For more from our PHL Scholars, look […]

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