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ECON0228A-F12

Econ of Agricultural Transtion

Economics of Agricultural Transition
In 1860 farmers made up over half the population of this country and fed about 30 million people. Today they number 2% of the population and produce more than enough to feed 300 million people. In this course we will look at the history, causes, and results of this incredible transformation. While studying the economic forces behind the changing farming structure, we will examine farm production, resources, technology, and agricultural policy. Field trips to local farms and screenings of farm-related videos and movies will incorporate the viewpoint of those engaged in agriculture. (ECON 0150 or ECON 0155) 2hrs. lect., 2 hrs. lab
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91763

Course

ECON0228

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

ECON0228A-F12 Lecture (Pecsok)