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Food & Agribusiness Institute

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  •  The Business of Smoothies

    The Business of Smoothies

    Monday, November 12th

    Presentation: 5PM

    Location: Lucas Hall, Rm. 126 (Forbes Conference Room)

    Cost: FREE!


    Please join the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) in welcoming Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer Bruce Schroder.

    Register online at:



  •  Food and Agribusiness Network meeting

     Dear Graduate Students,

     We come to campus for many reasons. Meeting new people, exposure to new subjects, and exploring fresh opportunities are the top of the list.

     But did you know that there is a place that you can do all three, at the same time?  It’s the International Case Study Competition.  

     Every year, the Food and Agribusiness Institute sends a team of students to a global arena, where they compete, learn, and gain new perspectives. 

    Having been to the previous gathering in Shanghai, China, I can attest that this conference has been one of the highlights of my MBA experience.  

    So, don’t limit yourself only to the classroom!  Learn more about this unique opportunity at the following info session:

    Wednesday October 24th

    Where: Room 107



    Mahbod M. Parvar

    FAN President

     The Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) is a new club on campus that sets up events and networking opportunities for students who are interested in learning about the oldest business on this planet.  We explore anything related to food!

     *Refreshments will be served

     In compliance with the ADA/504, please direct your accommodation requests to Erika French-Arnold at or 408-554-5173.

  •  FAI Wine Field Trip- November 3rd!

    The Food & Agribusiness Institute is pleased to offer an all day Monterey County Wine Field Trip.  This event is open to everyone 21+.     


    -Meet at 7:45 AM in front of Santa Clara University Mission Church. We have a tight schedule so the bus will leave promptly at 8:00 AM.

    -Arrive at Hahn Estates Winery for tour and tasting

    -Specially prepared lunch at Hahn Estate Winery

    -Travel to Chalone Winery

    -Tour and tasting at Chalone Winery

    -Leave Chalone at 3:30 PM

    -Arrive back to Santa Clara University at 5:30 PM.

    *all transportation, lunch and tastings provided
    Closed toed shoes required!

    Food and Agribusiness concentration students and alumni: $30

    Non-FAI tickets: $40


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