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AGRI 1131 THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

Overview of world agriculture, nature of the industry, resource conservation, and the American agricultural system, including production, distribution, and marketing. 16 lecture hours.

At the conclusion of the course a student will be able to:

Identify the principles of food science related to food production, quality, safety, nutrition, and distribution;  Describe common and emerging technologies in food science; Explain how engineering, microbiology, and chemistry are applied in food production and processing systems; Describe food safety procedures in U.S. production systems; Demonstrate appropriate food handling/food safety procedures; Explain nutrient composition and the link between nutrition and health;  Examine the dynamics of global food supply.

 

1 credit hour