Fruit Study Tour
Arrival in Chicago. Chicago city tour with ascension of Willis Tower, the tallest building in Chicago. Welcome dinner in downtown Chicago.
Free day to explore Chicago at your own leisure. Dinner sightseeing cruise of Chicago Skyline.
Depart to Michigan State University campus to meet with university and agricultural extension personnel for an overview of US agricultural policy with focus on fruits. Overview of research with focus on cherries, blueberries, and other fruits. Depart towards Lake Michigan and visit a blueberry grower; blueberries grow in all the counties that border Lake Michigan. Continue to Traverse City for dinner and overnight.
Morning visit to a horticulture research center, which is the premier facility in the US for cherry research. Meet with an extension agent and see the research plots. Afternoon visit to a cherry orchard. Meet with members of cherry marketing board and learn what they are doing to promote cherries.
Visit to a cherry coop and technical fruit visit. Following lunch visit to an orchard with discussion about harvest practices and machinery used.
Early morning departure northwest to a cherry orchard. Continue to Detroit for outlet mall shopping. Evening flight home.
About Fruits USA
The U.S. fruit industry consists of a wide array of crops and products generating, on average, over $15 billion in farm cash receipts annually. Produced on only less than 2 percent of U.S. agricultural crop land, farm cash receipts from this sector account for 13 percent of the total receipts for all agricultural commodities and 7 percent for all crops.
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