AECM 3106: Agricultural Policy and Issues in Minnesota

3 Credits

This course will introduce students to advocacy and policy-making that affects Minnesota's agricultural industry, specifically at the farm level. They will experience the policy-making process from an initial idea to building support, lobbying, legislative work, implementation, and the effect policies have on Minnesota farmers. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at the policy process in action by meeting lawmakers, lobbyists, and staff while on field trips to the Minnesota State Capitol and Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Students will also shadow a current legislator, participate in a mock senate, hear from multiple guest speakers, and research the decision-making process by following an agricultural bill through the legislative session. prereq: 30 credits or instructor approval

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