Marvin Pritts, professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Sciences, is spending winter break in India, where he is assisting students in the Agriculture Systems Group in the class Agriculture in Developing Nations (IARD 6020 ) along with K.V. Raman in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section.
“There are also groups exploring rural infrastructure, adding value to crops and textiles,” says Pritts. “So it’s quite a complex logistical operation as we all do different activities during the day.” Pritts’s elephant ride came at a working farm sponsored by the Indian government to take care of elephants and provide them with meaningful work.
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