The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive Market Study Tour of Brazil - February 28 through March 8, 2020.

Approved applicants will leave Des Moines by air and travel to Manaus, Brazil. The tour will explore the agriculture and cultural sites in areas around the heart of the Amazon. You will also travel through three of the largest states of Brazil - State of Mato Grosso, State of Para and State of Amazonas.  We will depart from Sao Paulo and return to Des Moines.

To view the full tentative agenda for the IFBF Study Tour please click here: Brazil Tentative Itinerary. Along the way, the study tour participants will meet with local farmers, agribusiness leaders, and others.

Participants will be asked to share what they learn on the market study tour through a minimum of 4 presentations or outreach events in their local communities after the study tour.

The deadline for applications was December 15, 2019. If you have any questions about the Brazil Market Study Tour, contact Lavonne Baldwin at 515-225-5633 or by email at