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Farm to Table 2012


About the Program

Participants will explore the food system from farm-to-table in Costa Rica while considering aspects of animal welfare and health, food safety, food protection, and public health. Site visits along the food supply chain, facilitated discussions with key government and private sector leaders, and interactive cross-culture group activities are designed to integrate knowledge and skills in food safety, animal health and public health.

Key Objectives

- Develop awareness, understanding and familiarity of food systems in exporting countries such as Costa Rica and appreciate the global integration of public-private practice within food systems.
- Appreciate similarities and differences among the food systems in Costa Rica, the United States and other Countries.
- Promote and catalyze collaborative group leadership through:
  • Network building opportunities
  • Experiential and structured learning activities
  • Collective group activities


Farm to Table 2012

November 4th-9th
Location: Costa Rica 

English Brochure | Folleto en español


Registration is now closed.

Who Should Attend

-Food and animal health industry professionals
-Government regulators and policymakers
-Students in veterinary medicine and other academic graduate health certificate and degree programs.

Program Activities and Highlights

Activities in Costa Rica will highlight the farm, processing, retail, government and academic sectors of the food production chain. Site visits will include an extensive beef cattle operation and local dairy farms; chicken and beef slaughter plants, dairy processor and a seafood plant, supermarket; and animal and public health organizations.

For Further Information:

Please contact Kris Junker at 612-624-0048 or

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