2020/2021 Catalog/Student Handbook 
  
    Nov 23, 2020  
2020/2021 Catalog/Student Handbook

AGR 241 - Agricultural Policy, Leadership, and Professional Service


3 credit(s)
Enhances personal and professional leadership skills to build consensus and collaboratively solve agricultural issues. Uses the Virginia legislative process to track and influence relevant policy. Partners with stakeholders and key agricultural groups to advocate agriculture’s importance to society and remove barriers that prevent farm/agribusiness acquisition and transition. Identifies relevant professional service and leadership opportunities that will affect changes for the benefit of agricultural and rural communities. Covers current policy and public programs related to taxation, land use, environmental protection, water quality, population changes, water conservation, climate change and quality of rural life. Reinforces written and oral communication skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.