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Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 2550 - Dairy Study Trip to Italy

Fall. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required. Preference is given to freshmen, sophomores and transfer students in Animal Science/Dairy Management. Offered on Ithaca campus and Italy.

M. Van Amburgh.

The course is an intensive study trip designed to expose students to the variety of dairy related agricultural production approaches in diverse regions of Italy. The primary focus will be dairy management, profitability and the role of culture as it relates to regional cheese production. Cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino de Toscano, Grana Padana, Mozzarella di Buffalo will be studies. In addition, European Union production rules, environmental regulations and related topics will be covered through farm visits and local meetings. A portion of the course will be in combination a local university. The study trip is for 8 days and the base fee is $1,000. Students must be willing to meet up to five times prior to the end of Fall semester for discussions about expectations and orientation to Italian culture.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to describe Italian milk production, cheese production and consumer expectations and compare this to the U.S. perspective on artisinal and local food production.

Outcome 2: Students will recognize and explain resource limitations for dairy production systems in the Italian agricultural system and provide context for that relative to future food production.

Outcome 3: Students will analyze Italian food production systems and contrast that with the U.S. system.

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