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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 Tale of Two Markets: Insights about the Different Ways Products Reach Consumers in India

By: Sarina Zhou and Jamie Dalton, senior and 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 – March 23, 2015. During the second and third days of our trip, we visited two types of markets where the atmospheres […]

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Students interviewing a woman about her life as a farmer during a series of interviews of locals from the Chennai area. Credit: ADMI/K. Wozniak

Hearing from Locals on Farming in South India: Day 1

By: Joe Goley and Korawat (Kay) Tanwisuth, Sophomores 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 – March 21, 2015. We started the first of our nine-day journey with a blessing from Hindu priests in a local temple in […]

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A dried-up well in South India shows how serious concerns are about water for farmers in Kadambur, a village near Chennai India. Credit: ADMI/K.Wozniak

Things Are Heating Up in India: Day 2

By: Shannon Dolehide and Ashley McInerney, Juniors 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 – March 22, 2015.  When we signed up for the 2015 Agricultural Supply Chains in India study tour, we knew it would be […]

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