GFS students visited 15 leading SA agribusiness companies as part of a new intensive course

GFS tour 2015

GFS tour 2015

Between 13th and 17th July 2015, Global Foods Studies introduced a new week long intensive course designed to expose 20 of our students to a variety of local leading agribusiness companies. The course titled “Topics in Agricultural Business B” was coordinated by two GFS staff members, Mr Craig Johns and Mr Theo Simos.

The tour included a variety of 12 companies across a range of sectors as well as presentations by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and Regional Development Australia Barossa Inc. Students were challenged to identify and interpret the nature of current business challenges and opportunities as well as compare and contrast the characteristics of the business strategies being used.

Imon Saikia, one of the Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business students expressed that:

“My experience with Topics in Agricultural Business B has been spectacular. The entire course structure was well organised and a lot of the experience is in alignment with my future career goals. I liked the fact that diverse and different types of both food/wine and agricultural companies were selected. This gave me detailed insight regarding the food and agricultural sector of South Australia which is truly phenomenal.”

Special thanks needs to go to the agencies and the business leaders who generously gave up their time and shared their experiences for the benefit of the students:

  1. PIRSA (Food and wine)
  2. Beerenberg Farm
  3. Jurlique International
  4. Ceravolo & Co, Ashton Valley Fresh
  5. Feast Fine Foods
  6. Adelaide Produce Markets Limited (including wholesaling operators; Lenswood Produce Co, Ceravolo Orchards, Fresh Pick at Growers Pavilion, Parker and Sons, Costa Farms, La Manna Bananas)
  7. Metcash
  8. Bickfords
  9. Hortex Alliance
  10. HiTech Hydroponics
  11. Braham Produce
  12. Regional Development Australia Barossa Inc.
  13. Hutton Vale Farms
  14. Barossa Cheese
  15. Jacob’s Creek, Pernod Ricard Winemakers


For more information about this new course, please contact craig.johns[at]

Photos from the course:

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