Shires, Shorthorns, and Sheep: Exploring Livestock Systems in England


CFAN 3517  

May 13-27, 2018

Application Deadline:
February 1, 2018

This course will examine the similarities and differences between Minnesota and England animal agriculture. Students will explore the history and culture of England, including the Thames River, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Greenwhich Meridian, and activities in Cambridge and London.  You will visit production livestock farms, including dairy, beef, sheep, poultry and swine, and enjoy two BBQs with locally raised meat. Visit historical markets, including Smithfiled, Porta Bella and Borough. 

The course is an embedded Spring B term course (beginning the week after spring break) with two weeks abroad.  All B-term lectures will be held in 205 Haecker Hall on Tuesdays from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.  This course will be offered every other year in the even years. 


CFAN/ANSC 3517 - 3.0 credits

This is an embedded course with on-campus class time during spring semester prior to departure. Students must both register for this course, and complete the study abroad application. 

*For more detailed information, see the program syllabus. (Coming soon!)


Students interested in the agricultural sciences, livestock production, and visiting historical and cultural landmarks.


Program cost to be determined. Baggage fees, some meals and personal expenses are additional.


Marcia Hathaway is a professor in Animal Science. Her research interests include feed additives, the role of satallite cells in muscle growth, and muscle tissue in culture systems.

Krishona Martinson is a accociate professor and equine specialist. Her research interests include equine forage utilization and management and equine industry impacts and trends.