Friday, June 13, 2014

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

It has been a whirlwind of traveling the past day/days. We boarded a plane Thursday afternoon in Cedar Rapids and then made stops in Chicago and Frankfurt, Germany before making our way to Copenhagen, Denmark. Once we reached Copenhagen we jumped on a train for three hours before arriving in Aarhus where we loaded up in a van and car before making our way to nearby Green Academy in Beder. The train ride provided a great time to get a lay of the land and see what crops and livestock were being raised. It, also, provided time for a quick power nap.

Once we arrived at Green Academy Friday afternoon we had time to get settled in to our apartments before heading to the canteen for dinner. We enjoyed a meal of Danish Beef which is similar to an over sized hamburger with a gravy sauce and sides. Following dinner we meet with Henrik and Ove from Green Academy to discuss the outstanding program for the next week!

Tomorrow we will dive into things with a meeting Saturday morning discussing Danish Agriculture and Agriculture Education along with getting a tour of the campus facilities and farm. Following lunch we will make our way to downtown and old town Aarhus before enjoying a nice steak dinner. There was a lot of great discussion and informal learning today! I can not wait to see what we will learn over the next week!

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