NMAL International Experience


Brazil 2019

On August 11-19, 2019 the NMAL program will partner with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to deliver the second "Innovation & Trade Mission" international experience. Our class, along with producers, marketers, researchers, and consultants, will embark on a week-long journey to Sao Paulo & Cuiaba. This seminar helps our class explore agriculture, food, and natural resources on a global scale, and compare the practices, polices, and culture of another country with New Mexico and the U.S.

See our Netherlands Class Newsletter for a quick look at last year's international experience


Sunday, August 11 - Monday, August 12

  • Travel Days
  • Welcome Dinner after arriving in Cuibaba

Tuesday, August 13 - Cuiaba

  • Cattle Breeders Association of Matto Grosso
  • Visit to JBS

Wednesday, August 14 - Cuiaba

  • Visit to Bunge
  • Local Lunch
  • Farm visit with Foundation of Support to the Farming Research of Matto Grosso

Thursday, August 15 - Cuiaba/Sao Paulo

  • Visit Matto Grosso Institute of Ag Economics (IMEA)
  • In-country flight to Sao Paulo

Friday, August 16 - Sao Paulo

  • Brazilian Association of Agribusiness
  • Sugarcane Industry Union
  • Brazilian Beef Exporters Union
  • Meeting with USDA FAS and U.S. Consulate

Saturday, August 17 - Sao Paulo

  • Visit CEAGESP (warehouse distribution center)
  • Meet with Nuffield International Farming Scholars
  • Visit Santos Sea Port

Sunday, August 18 - Sao Paulo

  • City Tour
  • Travel Home, arrive back in U.S. morning of Monday, August 19
Brazil Map (Wikipedia sourced)

Image from Wikipedia