AGR 241 - Agricultural Policy, Leadership, and Professional Service

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Enhances personal and professional leadership skills to build consensus and collaboratively solve agricultural issues. Uses the Virginia legislative process to track and influence relevant policy. Partners with stakeholders and key agricultural groups to advocate agriculture's importance to society and remove barriers that prevent farm/agribusiness acquisition and transition. Identifies relevant professional service and leaderships opportunities that will affect changes for the benefit of agricultural and rural communities. Covers current policy and public programs related to taxation, land use, environmental protection, water quality, population changes, water conservation, climate change and quality of rural life. Reinforces written and oral communication skills.
3 Lecture,0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Develop leadership skills in order to advocate for the agricultural industry to influence consumer opinion and local, state and national policies through professional service.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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