GEOG 350 Geography of Agriculture

This course examines the geographical patterns and environmental impacts of the production, distribution, and consumption of food and fiber across the world. This includes the socio-economic relationships attributed to plant cultivation and animal husbandry, while focusing on culture, politics, and development. Topics such as genetically modified crops, sustainability in agricultural production, food security, “local” food movements, food miles, bioenergy, urban farming, and cuisine as an identity marker will be discussed. In addition, students will learn how to use emerging technology, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone), to explore agricultural issues with local farmers. Prerequisite: GEOG 103 or Consent of the Instructor.