Led by Dr. Armando Hoet, director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Health Program, the Farm to Table Study Program sends 15 students from Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health program to countries in Latin America to study local food processing and production. Through the program, students meet with business, food, and government leaders to discuss issues and impacts related to food processing and production, especially with regards to food security. Participants have already been using their experiences from the Farm to Table Study Program to make positive impacts in the Department of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration. Previous destinations include Costa Rica and Uruguay, and Dr. Hoet plans to send program participants to Chile in 2013. Eventually, he would like the program to grow enough to allow for several trips a year.
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2011's Farm to Table Study Program participants in Costa Rica.
2010 Program participants learn about fish quality and processing in Uruguay.
2010 Program participants learn about livestock in Uruguay.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.