Michigan and Indiana state Farm Bureau sponsored an international study tour to Germany and Belgium Sept. 1-11, 2015.
The 23-member group of farmers and leaders experienced first-hand how the region's agricultural makeup is heavily influenced by Europe's rich history, Germany's large-scale efforts to increase renewable energy production, and consumer demand for affordable, non-GMO food products.
In their discussions with farmers, government officials and agribusiness leaders they covered a breadth of discussion topics including energy, trade, biotechnology, market prices, education, research and more.
This study tour is made possible in part by the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture.
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