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2016 Market Study Tour: South Africa

The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed­eration (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour of South Africa in March 2016.

The study tour to several sites in South Africa is set to begin March 13 and will last through March 24. It will explore the agriculture and cultural sites in a country that is relatively unknown to most Iowans but is taking a larger role in world agriculture, said Dave Miller, IFBF director of research and commodity services, who will lead the market study tour.

"There is significant potential for agriculture in the sub-Saharan region of Africa, and South Africa will clearly be the economic and financial leader of those gains," he said. "But because of the sanctions linked to Apartheid until the mid-1990s, South Africa is relatively unknown to many people around the world."

Registration has ended. For more information about this tour (or to express interest in participating in future Market Study Tours), email Lavonne Baldwin: lbaldwin@ifbf.org .

Click here to view the itinerary. 

Track photos and other action from the tour on the South Africa Market Study Tour Facebook page.