As part of Furman’s May Experience Study Away schedule, political science professor Glen Halva-Neubauer took a group of students to Iowa to study agriculture history and policy, food security, commodity vs. sustainable farming, and environmental issues. WHO-TV in Des Moines reported on the group’s activities, interviewing Halva-Neubauer and students Emily Barksdale and Sam Burgess.
According to the course description, “few Americans know how the food they consume is produced, and even fewer are knowledgeable about the array of policies that affects U.S. agricultural policy or the current controversies in agricultural policy. Students will work and live together on a farm in North Central Iowa. Their studies and experiences will center on agriculture history and policy, food security, commodity v. sustainable farming, and environmental issues. Students will visit a variety of farms, speak with farmers, and hear presentations by experts who represent a diverse set of perspectives on farming and farm policy.”
For more information about May Experience, visit the website.