The Politics & Economics of Food – A presentation at Lamar Community College March 2014


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I studied Animal Science at Lamar Community College in 1972 and 1973 prior to completing my Animal Science degree at Colorado State University. A lot has changed in agriculture as Land Grant institutions have taught students that agriculture is a business, not a way of life, steering us well off the path of a sustainable food system. Hopefully we can see a shift back from the destructive industrial model to an agriculture that includes good animal husbandry, responsible land stewardship and good healthy food. All it takes is better government policy and a million farmers returning to the land, earning a living income. – Mike Callicrate