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  • Locations: Nottingham, England, UK
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Overview

FLP Nottingham BrochureExplore Agriculture in England, from academics at the University of Nottingham and Royal Agricultural University, to farm visits, historical tours and a firsthand look at dairy, crop, fermentation and other agricultural commodity producers. Students will stay on campus at University of Nottingham and at Oxford University, and learn about Agricultural practices from historical times to present day, including a look at new and emerging technologies. Historic Nottinghamshire is the home of the Robin Hood legendary figures, a castle, and Sherwood Forest. The University has a campus farm, and we will spend time there as well as learning about British cultural practices and contemporary agriculture. A day trip to a small, traditional farming community that practices 'open field' farming will round out the week.

A weekend at Oxford University allows students to participate in local tours, visit the History of Science museum and Bodelien Library, take in live music and learn about some of Oxford's most famous attendees, including Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and Emma Watson.

The second full week includes a stay in the picturesque Cotswolds, famous for rolling hills, distinctive English cheeses like aged cheddars and Shropshire cheese, and lovely historic country culture, replete with beautiful historic villages. This portion of the trip includes visits to a hop farm, apple orchard, dairies, a brewery producing "Wild and Spontaneous fermented beers" (with a dairy and creamery on site), and Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.
 

Areas of Study

Students will enroll in AG 406: Farm, Fork and Glass: Agriculture in England (6 credits) or AG 518: Farm, Fork and Glass: Agriculture in England (3 credits)

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the economic, social and political forces at work on agriculture in the United Kingdom.
  2. Describe the issues pertinent to agriculture in the UK.
  3. Identify trends and innovations that impact the success of farming and agricultural commodities in the U.K.
  4. Describe the similarities of and differences between agricultural practices in the U.K. and the U.S.
  5. Explain how sustainable agricultural practices are encouraged and implemented in the U.K.
  6. Articulate the incentives for practicing sustainable agriculture, in the context of economics, practicalities such as supply/demand, and the utility of ecologically sound agricultural practices.
 

Requirements

This program is designed for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences or those interested in the subject materials.

Physical requirements include extensive walking.
 

Cost Estimates

Program Cost Estimates

Program Fee $1,500
Tuition* [6 undergraduate credits or 3 graduate credits] $1,206 (undergraduate); $1,371 (graduate)
Housing Included in Program Fee
Meals $405 (estimate only)
Accident & Sickness Insurance $32 (approximate)
International Airfare $1,200 (estimate only)
Passport $135
Visa or Entry/Exit Tax $0
Books & Supplies $0
Local Transportation & Misc. Expenses $100
Total Estimated Expenses $4,590 (undergraduate); $4,755 (graduate)
 

Additional Info

The Program Leaders are Dawn Moyer and Jonathan Velez.
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.