Costa Rica / Brazil
Travel Seminar January 2020View Media Hub Channel
Members arrived in San Jose, where they took a guided walking tour of Barrios, taking in the city's history and local gastronomic specialties.
Members visited the USA Embassy and the CATIE Inter-American Institute. Members also visited CATIE’s Seed Bank, a collection of nearly 7,300 accessions of seeds.
Members visited the CATIE international coffee collection and Sustainable Tropical Dairy. They learned about research implementations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The group travels to Arenal, attends a lecture by the Association of Integral Development of La Fortuna (ADIFORT), and takes in Costa Rica's natural beauty at EcoTermales.
Members visited “Hacienda La Flor”, Rice Field (one of the most important rice field industries of the Guanacaste region and Costa Rica), and met with Ad Astra Rocket scientists to discuss importance of the growing aerospace industry in Costa Rica.
Members visited one of the most important sugar cane factories of the Guanacaste region and explored the El Viejo Wildlife National Refuge.
Members of the Nebraska LEAD Group 38 visited the Las Pumas Rescue Center. The group had a farewell dinner at Sikwa Restaurant, where they experienced Costa Rican indigenous gastronomy from the hand of Chef Pablo Bonilla.
Flying out of San Jose to Panama City to connect for a flight to São Paulo.
Members visited the UNICA Company, the Tozan Coffee Plantation, and met with the US Consulate.
LEAD 38 departed São Paulo at 6 a.m. this morning and traveled for several kilometers to visit a 1,800 cow dairy that produces 16,000 liters of milk/day.
Our their final day near São Paulo, the group stopped at the NB manufacturing plant, which specializes in forage equipment around the world.
Visit to WDF Agro, a 38k acre farm in Mato Grosso. Afterwards, members visited Unicotton, a local cotton cooperative made up of 97 producers.
Members visited Iguaçu Máquinas John Deere dealership in Campo Verde, Brazil.
LEAD 38 members begin their return home to Nebraska.
Returning home to Omaha