It’s Tour Time!

Jennifer here again!

I’m recharging the Brock Center iPad and getting ready for tomorrow’s tour! I’m not sure what I am most excited about. At 11:00 a.m. tomorrow I will meet up with some awesome food and family bloggers at the Petit Soleil dining room and embark on a two-day ag adventure. Tomorrow’s stops include Halter Ranch Vineyard for lunch and a  tour, Pasolivo for a tour and tasting,   Negranti Dairy and Creamery for a tour and tasting and Thomas Hill Organics Farm for a tour and dinner.

Olive oil, yum!

I’ve done a little research on the friends I am sure to meet. I work at the library on campus so research is kind of my thing. (Sidenote: At work today I helped an older gentleman research his father’s boxing career by looking at newspapers on old microforms. It was fun, but I’ll get back on track here.) Anyways, I starting reading some of the blogs of my fellow tour goers and I am really impressed by how interesting these people are and what fantastic feats they have accomplished.

Take Michelle Stern for example, owner of What’s Cooking with Kids, a certified green mobile cooking school for children and author of The Whole Family Cookbook – Celebrating the Goodness of Locally Grown Foods. Michelle has studied primate mating behavior! Not too many people can say that.

I could go on for days sharing my research and excitement, but you may not find it all as exciting as I do. Instead, I will leave you with this video of Negranti Dairy, created by some of my fellow Cal Poly agricultural communications students. I can’t way to go there!

About Brock Center for Agricultural Communication

The Brock Center for Agricultural Communication has aggressively pursued the following goals to heighten public awareness and understanding of agricultural issues: *Locate and attract prospective undergraduate students who demonstrate aptitude for communication and have an abiding concern for agriculture. *Assist the university's Colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and Liberal Arts in preparing these students to be effective professional communicators, through learn-by-doing opportunities. *Serve as a resource and vehicle for the continuing education of those in a position to promote the understanding of agriculture. *Promote the professional development of university faculty through teaching, research and service to agriculture communication. *Develop and maintain a website as a resource of information on agricultural issues to serve students, faculty, media professionals, agriculturists and the public.
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One Response to It’s Tour Time!

  1. Ann says:

    Have a fantastic time, Jennifer and KEEP BLOGGING!

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