Michigan farmers do business in a global marketplace, so it makes sense that they visit other countries to learn:
International agricultural study tours are made possible by Michigan Farm Bureau and the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture.
Each tour develops a unique itinerary and focus based on interaction with host farms and counterpart agricultural organizations, industry representatives and government officials. Along the way, participants evaluate potential market opportunities and competition, evaluate their peers' adaptation of technology and consider each nation's take on farm and food policy.
Recent destinations have included Ukraine in 2013, Germany and Belgium in 2015, New Zealand in 2017 and Argentina in 2019.