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Master of Agribusiness

The Syllabus Newsletter

The Syllabus Newsletter for MAB students, alumni and friends is published three times a year.

Winter 2017
Newsletter includes a welcome to the Class of 2019, information on the 2018 Farm and Ag tour of England, Ireland and Scotland, and a spotlight on #MABClassof2012 Alum Christy Pepple Ball.

Fall 2016
Information on Building the Future: Leading through Change event, Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2015 Andy Montgomery, and an announcement about the 2018 international farm and agribusiness tour of England, Ireland and Scotland.

Summer 2016
Review of the farm and agribusiness tour of Brazil, Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2012 Katlin Hall, and photos from the Institute of Food Technology Food Expo.

Winter 2016 Edition
This issue offers a Welcome to the Class of 2018, Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2011 Teresa Zube, and information on our new webinar series.

Fall 2015 Edition
Information on the international farm and agribusiness tour of Brazil, news updates, and Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2009 Clair Doan.

Summer 2015 Edition
Update on the Professional Development/Alumni Reunion event, and an Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2007 Shadel Nyack Compton.

Winter 2015 Edition
The issue features an Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2002 Grad Ted Monoson, a welcome to the Class of 2017, and an update on K-State's new online learning system.

Fall 2014 Edition
This issues includes a welcome to the Class of 2017 Animal Health cohort, an alumni spotlight on Todd Marsh (’04), information on a new course the MAB program is offering, and much more.

Summer 2014 Edition
This issues includes information on the 2015 International Agribusiness tour of Brazil and Argentina, an alumni spotlight on Juan Garza Quiroga (’10), Alumni Fellow Cristina Mansfield (’04), and more.

Winter 2014 Edition
This issues includes a welcome to the Class of 2016, an update on the 2015 International Agribusiness tour of Brazil and Argentina, and a double alumni spotlight on Class of 2013 grads Dana Brooks and Brandon Garrett.

Fall 2013 Edition
This issues includes an Alumni Spotlight featuring Timothy Loh (’03), information on the 2014 International Agribusiness tour of Brazil and Argentina, the new MAB Animal Health and Southeast Asia cohorts and more.

Summer 2013 Edition
This issues includes an Alumni Spotlight featuring Keith Harris (’06), information on the Agribusiness Professional Development Conference, the 2014 International Agribusiness tour and more.

Winter 2013 Edition
Welcome the Class of 2015 and the Alumni Spotlight featuring Walter von Muhlen Filho, class of 2005.

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Fall 2012 Edition
The issue includes an Alumni Spotlight featuring Earl Biggers from the class of 2009 and a review of our recent international agribusiness tour of France, Italy and Switzerland.

Summer 2012 Edition
The issue includes an Alumni Spotlight featuring Sarah (Chess) Childress from the class of 2008, as well as a list of completed thesis projects.

Spring 2012 Edition
This issue includes a welcome to the 15th MAB Class, an Alumni Spotlight featuring Carlos Piana from the Class of 2001, as well as an update on the MAB International Agribusiness tour of France, Italy and Switzerland, and information about the Comparative Food and Agriculture Systems course.

Fall 2011 Edition
A review of the Professional Development Event in September, an Alumni Spotlight featuring Class of 2005 Grad Dave Mace, as well as an update on the MAB International Agribusiness tour of France, Italy and Switzerland.

Summer 2011 Edition
Includes information about our upcoming Professional Development and Alumni Reunion event scheduled for September, a double Alumni Spotlight on sisters Melissa Frick and Audra Geiger, as well as the MAB International Agribusiness tour of France, Italy and Switzerland.

Winter 2011 Edition
Welcome our new Class of 2013, an Alumni Spotlight on Bill Davis, an update on our partnership with Universiti Sains Malaysia, and upcoming events.

Fall 2010 Edition
Includes information on the new Southeast Asia cohort, Alumni Spotlight on Cristina Mansfield, and upcoming events.

Summer 2010 Edition
Read about and view photos of the Australia and New Zealand trip, an Alumni Spotlight on Randy Dalinghaus, possible expansion of the MAB program and more.

Winter 2010 Edition
This issue includes a welcome to the Class of 2012, an update on the Comparative Food and Agriculture Systems course, Scholarships, an Alumni Spotlight on Mike Frame, and student/alumni news.

Fall 2009 Edition
Review of the Agribusiness Professional Development Event we hosted in August in Kansas City, an update on the 2010 Australia & New Zealand trip, an Alumni Spotlight on Max Irsik and student/alumni news.

Summer 2009 Edition
Updates on the Agribusiness Professional Development Event to happen in August in Kansas City, the 2010 Australia & New Zealand, an Alumni Spotlight on Kim Rameker, a list of our Spring 2009 Graduates and more.

Spring 2009 Edition
This newsletter includes a welcome to the new MAB Class, an Alumni Spotlight on Chris Carey, a review on the November Southeast Asia trip, announcements about the upcoming Alumni Professional Development Event and the 2010 international trip.

Fall 2008 Edition
Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2008 grad Kate Duke, MAB featured as question on Jeopardy! and more Successes in 2008.

Summer 2008 Edition
Alumni Ray Hammarlund’s perspective of the energy situation, an update on the November Southeast Asia trip, a link to the new “Business & Beyond” TV show featuring the MAB program and more.

Winter 2008 Edition
Welcome to the Class of 2010, Spotlight of Alumnus Zach Gaines, introduction of an MAB Experience blog, an update of the November 2008 MAB International Trip to Southeast Asia and more.

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Fall 2007 Edition
Details of the November 2008 Southeast Asia trip and featuring an Alumni Spotlight on Essien Ita (2003), a 10-yr program update, an award announcement and more.

Summer 2007 Edition
Including a review of the MAB in the Heartland Alumni Event, Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2003 Graduate Eliana Cobos and information information about our November 2008 international trip to Southeast Asia.

Winter 2007 Edition
A welcome to our 10th cohort of students, information about the April 2007 Alumni Event, Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2006 grad Michelle Evosovich, and MAB Advisory Board update.

Fall 2006 Edition
Featuring a review and photos of the Alumni trip to Russia, Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2003 grad Laura Roessler, updates on new technology and the USDA grant, and more.

Summer 2006 Edition
Featuring Alumni Spotlight on Class of 2003 grad Dave Rock, information on a grant the MAB has been awarded and pictures from Graduation.

Spring 2006 Edition
Includes a welcome to the Class of 2008, an Alumni Spotlight on Leah Suellentrop, International Dairy Trader for Hoogwegt, U.S., information on the MAB trip to Russia and more.

Fall 2005 Edition
Includes updated information on MAB trip to Russia and an Alumni Spotlight on Rich Porter.

Summer 2005 Edition
Includes information on Lautaro Perez Rocha's work on Uruguay's cattle identification and tracking system, the MAB trip to Russia and a recap of MAB in Kansas City.

Spring 2005 Edition
Welcome to the Class of 2007 and information about the first MAB Alumni Event

Summer 2004 Edition
Includes a review of the first international MAB trip to South America, registration information for Risk and Profit conference and more.

Spring 2004 Edition
Welcome to the Class of 2006 and congratulations to Arthur Capper Cooperative scholarship winner, Tyson Chick.

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Fall 2003 Edition
Includes an update on the MAB trip to South America and new Program Coordinator Lynnette Brummett is introduced.

Summer 2003 Edition
MAB instructor Andy Barkley awarded K-State's Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars and more.

Spring 2003 Edition
We welcome the Class of 2005 and congratulations to Arthur Capper Cooperative scholarship winner, Jess Thompson.

Fall 2002 Edition
MAB alumni establish scholarship for students in production agriculture and the new MAB website is launched.

Summer 2002 Edition
The first MAB international trip is announced, theses students receive grants for research and a new elective course is in development.

Winter 2002 Edition
Welcome to the Class of 2004 and MAB receives an award.

Fall 2001 Edition
MAB awarded the "Most Innovative Program in the Nation" and congratulations to Arthur Capper Cooperative scholarship winner, Bob Irbeck.

Winter 2001 Edition
Welcome to the Class of 2003 and class updates, MAB instructor Bryan Schurle named 2000 Kansas Professor of the Year.

Summer 2000 Edition
Business courses added to curriculum and international partnerships developed.

Summer 1999 Edition
MAB scholarship fund established and research projects planned.

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"The Syllabus newsletter gives me a way to stay connected to my fellow classmates. I enjoy seeing how they are doing in their personal and professional lives. I still feel as though we are a family - even though we are from all different parts of the world."

Michelle Adams
Production Supervisor
CHS - Kalama, WA Export Terminal
Tacoma, Washington