Animal and Dairy Science in the Netherlands

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Monday, May 15, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023
Animal Science
Type of Travel: 
Travel Course
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
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Although the Netherlands is only 1/3 the size of Iowa and is has 5 times as many inhabitants, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, next to the US, which includes a large livestock sector. So one of the main purposes of this study abroad course will be to gain an understanding of how such a small country can have such extensive livestock production and what the implications and considerations of this are with regard to the environment, sustainability, and acceptance by society. The program will include dairy and animal production, processing, sustainability, and automation in animal agriculture, as well as cultural and historic venues of the Netherlands.

3 credits for An SCI 496 during the Spring 2023 semester