Farm to Table

Farm to Table participants explore firsthand the leading exporting animal food production systems from farm-to-table.

Site visits along the food supply chain are focused on production, international trade standards and emerging issues in food safety, animal and public health. Direct discussions with key government and private sector leaders and interactive multi-sectorial and cross-culture group activities will be designed to integrate knowledge and skills.

Food production systems will mainly include aquaculture (salmon production) and dairy food production (milk and cheese). Site visits will include primary production systems, processing plants and supermarkets. These production systems are considered key for exportation to the USA, the European Union, and/or other important markets.

Key Objectives

  • Develop awareness, understanding and familiarity of food systems in exporting countries such as Chile, and recognize the components of the global food production and international trade. 
  • Contrast the similarities and differences among the food systems in Chile, the United States and other countries.
  • Promote and catalyze collaborative group leadership through: network building opportunities and experiential and structured learning activities.

Key Audience

  • Food industry workers and professionals
  • Government regulators and policymakers (i.e. Veterinary Services, Food Safety, and Public Health
  • Professionals and graduate students in agriculture and health related disciplines (i.e. Food Science, Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Public Health, and Policy)

2019 Farm to Table

There will not be a Farm to Table program organized through the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety in 2019. Please check back for future updates.

Contact us:
Center for Animal Health and and Food Safety
612-625-8709
cahfs@umn.edu