Sarah’s Snapshots – Soy Bean Farm in Rosario Argentina

Recently, while visiting another exchange student in Rosario City, I was taken to see her host family’s soy bean farm outside of the city. We got to see one of the fields, or el campo in Spanish, where the beans were in the process of being harvested. After they are harvested, they are exported to China and sold there. It had been raining a lot the past few weeks so the harvest was a bit late because the harvesting machine won’t work properly if el campo is wet and muddy.

El campo in Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

Wide view of the soy bean farm. The red machine on the left is where the beans were put after they were collected.

Harvest machine on el campo at a soy bean farm in Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

It was harvest time on the soy bean farm, and this was the harvest machine being used to collect all the beans. After they’re harvested, they’re bagged and exported to China.

Soy beans in el campo, Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

A photo from inside the harvest machine. We got to sit inside for a few minutes while one of the farm workers was harvesting, and it was really fun to watch.

Corn field in Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

A corn field. The host father showed us a few of the corns, including one that was almost ripe.

Bones - Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

Some animal bones under the tree in the soy bean field. I think that they’re sheep or cow.

Tree on el campo in Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

One of the trees on el campo – obviously, it’s deciduous. This was taken in a different part of the farm than the soy bean field.

Walnut on the tree in Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

The host family has a massive walnut tree on the farm, which is over a hundred years old. Every time they go they collect the walnuts that are ready and then use them for baking or just eat them raw.

Countryside in Rosario, Argentina. Photo copyright ©Sarah Albom 2016

One of the fields we saw on the way to the farm.

Update on my AFS student exchange: I am at 5 1/2 months in Argentina, just over halfway. I’ve been loving it here, from my wonderful host family to my new friends to the delicious food that’s making my jeans uncomfortably tight. I’m very happy with where my Spanish is at right now. I hope it’ll get a whole lot better in the next few months, but at the moment I am able to carry on conversations with ease and think in Spanglish. I’ve even begun to have dreams in Spanish! I won’t lie though, they normally involve food. While here I’ve learnt some new activities, such as knitting and Tae Kwando.

Have you visited el campo, or a soy bean farm, before?

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow Sarah, another exciting new experience. Your photos are wonderful. How cool to go to this soy bean farm, although the bones are a bit creepy. I am so proud of you.

  2. says

    Hi Sarah – what great opportunities you’re having … I never been to South America or for that matter seen soya growing … corn: yes. Fantastic time and you are learning so much – excellent your Spanish is coming along so well … enjoy – cheers Hilary

  3. says

    How fun and going to see a farm is always fun. You learn how they work and what all that work ends up being to so many other people.

    Great photographs.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. says

    Sarah it was interesting for me to see a soybean farm as I never saw one. How exciting to be living in Argentina and learning Spainish by immersion into the daily life there!

  5. says

    The Spanish will come – now worry. It’s the best way to learn the language in the country. My daughters both were in South America to learn Spanish and it had a big impact on their choice of later studies. Enjoy your time. #wkendtravelinspiration

  6. says

    I’ve never seen a soy bean field before. Cool! I’m not much for gardening, but I could really get behind having a few nut trees. I love walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, and almonds. Oh, and cashews. And … well, pretty much all nuts! LOL

  7. says

    The fact that you can think, and dream, in Spanish… it took me five years living in Germany to do that. Well done. You are doing great!!

    I have never seen a soy farm, this post was terrific and interesting.

    Lisa @ LTTL

  8. says

    I’ve never been to a soybean farm, but I have seen a farmer harvest wheat near my home. Glad you’re having a wonderful time. Hard to believe you’ve been there for so long. It seems like you just left.

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