There is much to be gained by simple fencing. One might think that fencing is menial and without complexity but I believe that it is much more. Having spent a portion of the last two years or so in this thing called VALOR and having experienced many new and wonderful things an opportunity arose… Continue reading Fencing… A recollection and collection of reflections
...it was tense. VALOR as I have come to know it is over. True. There is one more seminar and graduation coming up in July yet, so the VALOR Fellowship for the members of the Inaugural Class is not really over per se. But, VALOR as twelve passengers in a van commenting on "attempted murder"… Continue reading The past, present and future walk into a bar…
It truly has been and will continue to be a wonderful experience with a group of such fine people. I fall short of the proper word but I think "rewarding" best suits for the moment. Traveling across the Commonwealth, to Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan; and most recently our adventure in Argentina; we have not only… Continue reading VALOR: What a great journey!
Day seven for the VALOR Fellows consisted of lots of travel. Up early and a quick breakfast. Then on the bus for the trip to the airport. Fly, change planes, fly again, another bus and finally the hotel in beautiful El Calafate. Just as the sun sets and reflects off Lake Argentno, today's travel provided… Continue reading Some numbers from day Seven
...but me loves me Olive Oyl more. Many of us love our olive oil too and today the VALOR Fellows visited Bodegas Zuccardi Vineyards and Winery. Along with that amazing experience we were also given a tour of their olive oil production facilities. Familia Zuccardi has approximately 900 acres of olives. We learned that about… Continue reading Me loves me spinach…
"I've Got a Crush on You", "You've got to kiss a few frogs to find a Prince", "I'm nuts over you", and "Virginia's for Lovers". No, this blog isn't about finding love, but it is about a group of people that love agriculture and their tour of operations in Argentina. So here is it Day… Continue reading Day 4: VALOR International
Day 4 for us would have been a fine day for Jim Smiley. We visited Aceitera General Deheza's (AGD) Frog Farm. It was a very unique operation where they raise frogs from eggs and grow them to maturity to sell to select restaurants in Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Rosario. They produce and sell approximately 6000… Continue reading A Leap Ahead… Ribbet