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Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 3561 - International Dairy Study Trip II

Spring. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ANSC 3560 . The study trip is for 8-10 days and there is a fee. There will be five class meetings prior to the end of the fall semester. There are two courses, ANSC 3560  (fall) and ANSC 3561(spring). Students must enroll in both ANSC 3560  and ANSC 3561 to receive a final letter grade. Students will receive a placeholder grade (R) in the fall and upon completion of ANSC 3561, the R grade will be replaced with a letter grade.

M.E. Van Amburgh.

The course is an intensive study trip designed for exposure to a variety of dairy related agricultural production approaches in the country of interest. Topics will include; dairy management, environmental regulations, profitability, related government support programs and the role of the culture’s impact on production.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to describe the economics and conditions surrounding milk production and consumer expectations and compare this to the U.S.

Outcome 2: Students will recognize and explain resource limitations for dairy production systems and provide context for that relative to future food production within the structure observed.

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

Outcome 4: Describe the impact of government support for agriculture development and compare that with current U.S. policy.

Outcome 5: Gain an appreciation for the diversity of production systems and be able to describe the role agriculture plays in meeting the energy needs of the country and how that integrates with “green energy” policies.

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