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ANSC 495: Service Learning in Romania
The course is a partnership between Purdue University, Heifer International Romania, the Banat University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine (Timisoara, Romania) and the Huneadoara Livestock and Poultry Breeders Association and is designed to introduce students to international Extension. This four-credit course begins in the classroom (Spring) where students learn the principles of Extension as well as sustainable development and appropriate application of technologies. Students then travel to Romania (Maymester) to work with Romanian agriculture students in binational teams to design and implement solutions to challenges faced by small-scale livestock producers. The course allows students to enhance their education and training through practical application and engagement and, at the same time, improve the economic stability and sustainability of the various livestock programs.
Syllabus for ANSC 495
Press: Heifer Romania and Purdue Enjoy Fruitful Partnership, World Ark, 2013.
SFS 314: Comparative Livestock Production Systems (Spring 2016)
This course will compare and contrast the various livestock and poultry systems in the United States. The course will begin with in depth analysis of the history and structure of prevalent or conventional livestock and poultry production systems followed by a similar analysis of the various alternative production systems currently in use in the US, including organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised among others. A heavy focus will be placed on critically evaluating the pros and cons of each system, regulations of both conventional and process-verified systems and potential differences in products resulting from different management and processing systems.
Syllabus for SFS 314