Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Jun 14, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 3560 - International Dairy Study Trip

Multi-semester course: (Fall). 1 credit. Multi-term course: R grade only (in progress).

Field trip fee: TBA. Permission of instructor required. Enrollment preference given to: juniors and seniors in Animal Science/Dairy Management. Field trip location TBA. Multi-semester course, students must complete ANSC 3560, ANSC 3561 , ANSC 3562  for a final grade.

M. Van Amburgh.

The course is an intensive 8-10 day 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 be able to 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 be able to analyze dairy food production systems and contrast that with the U.S. system.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to describe the impact of government support for agriculture development and compare that with current U.S. policy.

Outcome 5: Students will 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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