About the Program
INTAD 820: International Agricultural Development Seminar
Each seminar session will be led by professors from different departments with multiple international experiences and expertise in subject matter and process skills. The focus of this course will change annually to reflect issues in the global arena and faculty interests and expertise. In particular, this course will emphasize analytical thinking and application of knowledge. Students will be challenged to integrate knowledge gained in other classes and to develop an ability to translate and transfer this information into an international context.
International Experiential Learning Opportunity
The residential portion of the course will be complemented by an overseas experiential learning opportunity for students in the program. This international portion will introduce students to places that are most likely to shape the critical issues in the foreseeable future – food security, food safety, economic development and climate change.
The INTAD program faculty and administration will make every effort to help students identify and apply for funding to help cover some of the associated travel expenses. Thanks to a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant, there is currently a limited amount of funding available for graduate student travel with INTAD 820 for the next three years.