The purpose of this course is to expose students to the broad context of agriculture and the critical issues facing the industry. The course will be taught primarily by requiring students to seek information online, and from other sources on topics (issues) posed to them by the instructor.
Topics will include, but are not limited to, genetic engineering, food safety, ethics in animal agriculture, leadership, minority influences in the West, environmental issues such as endangered species and water, and other emerging issues. The course is intended to provide students with an appreciation of the divergent viewpoints of the stakeholders involved in the many issues confronting agriculture in Colorado and the region.
This course can be applied towards:
Credit not allowed for both AGRI 300 (Issues in Agriculture) and AGRI 500.
Bob Zimdahl is a retired professor from CSU's department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. He is the founder of CSU’s Society of Senior Scholars. He is the author of 13 books and more than 100 professional articles. He’s edited a scientific journal for nine years and was an integral part of international programs at CSU.