By Bobby Soileau, Ph.D., LSU AgLeadership Class XV Coordinator
We had our longest day with four visits around the Seville area. We began the morning with a visit at Productores del Campo. They are a 600 member co-op producing corn, cotton, wheat, sunflower, citrus and potatoes.
We visited with the general manager and discussed the many services they supply for their members. One of note is they serve as a lender to their farmers. We ended the visit at a small orange orchard. The farmer was very gracious with the group and allowed everyone to pick an orange as we left.
We then drove to Jerez to visit Yeguada de la Caruja stud farm. This is a farm for the Andalusian horses. Richard Cooper from our group will write more on this in another post. Richard is a professor in the School of Animal Sciences at LSU.In addition, Amy Weeks will write about the beekeeping operation we visited. Courtesans Ranch is also where we had our lunch.
Finally, we did a tour of one of the largest Sherry wineries in the area, Bodegas Real Tesoro. It was an impressive operation which ended with a tasting of their Sherry wines.
It was an interesting and informative day. I hope you all enjoy Richard’s and Amy’s posts.
Tomorrow we will see crawfish in Spain. That is correct, we will see crawfish.