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Cornell University    
  Jan 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 2550 - [Dairy Study Trip to Italy]

Fall. Next offered 2017-2018. 1 credit. Multi-semester course.

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 for exposure to a variety of dairy related agricultural production approaches in diverse regions of Italy. Topics will include; dairy management, profitability and the role of culture as it relates to regional cheese production. There will be five class meetings prior to the end of the fall semester. The study trip is for 8-10 days and there is a fee. There are two courses, ANSC 2550 (fall) and 2551(spring). Students must enroll in both ANSC 2550 and 2551 to receive a final letter grade. Students will receive a placeholder grade (R) in the fall and upon completion of ANSC 2551, the R grade will be replaced with a letter grade.

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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