Agriculture and Food Controversies Seminar

Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Denver

Class is full -- Call 303-752-2323 to be waitlisted

If you’re interested in the controversial food and farm topics like GMOs, buy local, food security, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, carbon footprint and livestock welfare, this class may be for you. Before the class, each participant will receive a copy of the book, Agricultural & Food Controversies: What Everyone Needs to Know (it’s an easy read). The authors apply economic thinking to present information and arguments focusing opinions about these issues, possibly even changing your perspective. Dr. Dana Hoag, an agricultural and resource economist at CSU, will facilitate a discussion that promises to be lively, to investigate how economics can help people think about these problems. Teacher Richard Trinkner will help us all bone up on some basic economics that you can use with students. What you learn might help you in those agonizing personal choices between a vegan sandwich made with local produce and a sizzlin’ steak from Texas. There will be a pre-class reading assignment so sign up early and come prepared to share your views. s.

Grades: Secondary
Place | Time: Colorado Council for Economic Education, 3443 S Galena Street, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80231, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
FEE: $25*
Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education
Faculty: Dana Hoag, PhD, Professor of Economics, Colorado State University; Richard Trinkner, Teacher, Boulder High School
Includes: Light breakfast, lunch and a complimentary copy of the book


*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested up to 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

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