High-Impact Experience in Agriculture

We are now accepting applications to enroll in ALEC 380-510 (3 hours), A high-impact field experience in agriculture, history, people, global society, diversity, culture, American resilience, and youth development. Students enrolled in this semester-long course will meet 13 times during the semester (Friday 10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) and participate in a 10-day field experience, including

  • Community recovery from tornado damage in Joplin, MO
  • Missouri Amish and Mennonite communities near Columbia, MO
  • University of Missouri
  • Caterpillar track-type tractor factory in Peoria, IL
  • University of Illinois
  • The National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Purdue University
  • Fair Oaks Farms
  • Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, KY
  • The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, including Jim Beam and Wild Turkey distilleries
  • The Kentucky Horse Park and horse farms near Lexington, KY
  • GAC (Great American Country) Broadcasting in Nashville, TN
  • The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

A description of last year’s field experience and a draft syllabus, with course meeting times and field experience destinations, are attached. Students may apply to enroll in this course by completing the electronic form at http://tamuag.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6eYGvDjNEtzwQ8A before July 1, 2012. All College of Agriculture and Life Sciences majors are eligible to apply. Approximately 46 students will be selected to enroll in the course will receive a university excuse for classes missed during the field experience.

Questions can be sent to Dr. Billy McKim at brmckim@tamu.edu

National FFA Road Trip 2011 Article

ALEC 308-510 Fall 2012 Syllabus (v4.0)

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