Day 7 – #MNtoMexico – Time to go home……

All good things must come to an end. After…… 1 Meeting with the 1st female under secretary for SAGARPA 1 press conference 3 universities 5 presentations 28 hours of bus rides countless new Mexican food tastings 28 hours of sleep (in six nights) 6 flights 3 alligators 1 monkey many slippery floors 1 wrist fracture many…

Day 6 – #MNtoMexico – Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.”  -Henry Ford This quote surfaced today in a post I saw from Forbes magazine.  It seemed very appropriate as a theme for our trip. While here in Tuxtla Gutierrez, deb and I received word that the Minnesota Farm Network wanted to do…

Day 4 – #MNtoMexico – Guadalajara

With each passing day and event, we are made aware of how important our visit is to SAGARPA and the Mexican government.  We have been welcomed at both events, with an opening ceremony which includes gracious comments from local SAGARPA representatives, government officials and university officials, thanking us for our visit to Mexico and to…

Day 3 – Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Day 3  was the first stop of our “road show”, as the leadership of SAGARPA is calling our visit here.   We started the morning with the representative for SAGARPA meeting us at our bus before we headed to the university.  (Okay, let’s be honest, some of us started our morning with a latte and a…

What an honor!

I was recently asked by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to join a group of women from Minnesota based agriculture and agri-businesses,on a trip to Mexico to speak to women at several universities in Mexico.  This trip is the result of a Memo of Understanding (MOU) that was signed by Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner, Dave Frederickson and Enrique…