New Academic Area Established Largely in Response to Popular Washington Lobby Trips
Long gone are the days when American agriculture could be summed up simply as “plows, cows and sows.”
Even if that were ever the case, food production in the 21st century has become both a science and a social science with implications that resonate throughout American society, as well as the global economy, geo-politics and even carry a logical relationship for war and peace.
Dr. Monte Anderson, professor of agriculture, is fond of telling his students, “If you don’t get involved with the decision-making, those decisions will be made for you.”
Enter Wilmington College’s newest major concentration: food policy and agriculture advocacy, which, starting in fall 2018, will be an academic concentration under political science. Its establishment is an extension of WC’s largest major, agriculture, and came largely as a result of one of Wilmington College’s signature hands-on learning opportunities.
The Food Policy and Agriculture Advocacy concentration prepares students for agriculture professions in areas of agriculture policy, environmental law and policy, agriculture communication and political advocacy.