This course will provide students with a foundation in the principles and practices of agricultural policy and the policy process. Students will develop an understanding for the policy process as it relates to agriculture, its interaction with other institutional arrangements, and an awareness of policy analysis. Specific emphasis will be placed on the National Farm Bill, New York State Agriculture Policy and its impact on the rural economy as well as the individual producer. Students are required to participate in field trips to the National Agriculture Outlook Conference in Arlington, Virginia, and Agriculture Awareness day in Albany, New York.
Prerequisites: AGBS 100 Agricultural Economics or ECON 100 Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 140Introduction to Microeconomics
3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester ours), spring semester