CLC Animal Science Department
Central Lakes College in Staples will have a new Animal Science Department offering classes in the spring of 2016. The new classes will allow students to learn about on the farm aspects of making safe food and the management of farm animals. Chelsie Brown has more on that story.
Really, where does your food come from? That’s a question that the new animal science department at central lakes college hopes to educate students and the northern Minnesota public about.
Addition of this new course will only expand the opportunities within the agricultural programs of the college.
With animal science continuing to be a rapid growing field, and Minnesota ranking seventh in receipts from livestock income, the college hopes that this course attracts students in general about their every day source of food.
Although this course can be taken online the department plans to offer a lab gives students the hands on experience at the local farm.
And with the new opportunity the college plans to focus the course on the consumer; educating students and the public on the basics of raising animals for food, hoping to dispel some of the myths about the animal industries.