The Jamaica study tour offers students an opportunity to see Jamaican agriculture and natural resources through the eyes of Jamaicans. Based at the University of the West Indies, Mona (Kingston) campus, the tour of agricultural and other economic enterprises will expose students to areas of the Jamaican agricultural sector including coffee, bananas, beef cattle, vegetables, poultry, the intricacies of beekeeping, and aquaculture. In each case, they will learn about production and marketing as well as the importance of each enterprise to the economy of Jamaica. So be prepared to wear jeans and boots, as flip-flops are only recommended during the beach portion of the program! Program co-director Dr. Smith in the Dept. of Animal Science was born and grew up in Jamaica, and has a special connection to the island and his former colleagues in Jamaica.Through this program, students will get the chance to understand Jamaican agriculture--and culture--in a way that an ordinary tourist could not.
In order to participate, students must enroll in 2 credits of AGNR 491 during the spring 2014 semester and an additional 1 credit of AGNR 491 in Mini-Term 2014.
Students will be housed for most of the program in university residence halls in double rooms. There is a brief hotel stay at the end of the program.
Dr. Michael Smith, Animal Science 201C McCord Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (865) 974-7254