Minor in International Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The world is becoming increasingly complex and integrated in nearly every category of human endeavor.  An understanding of how global markets, natural resources, food production, and international trade and cooperation are affected by societies, languages, cultures, and governments is an essential component of a well-rounded 21st century education in AFNR.  To facilitate these studies, the multidisciplinary International AFNR Minor offers academic recognition for achieving a level of expertise in coursework of international focus.

A student who wishes to pursue an International AFNR Minor should visit with the advisor for this minor, Dr. Laura McCann, early in his/her college career.


  • Fifteen credit hours are required for the International AFNR Minor. 
  • At least 9 of the 15 hours must be approved CAFNR courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. 
  • There is flexibility in choice of the other 6 hours. 
    • These can be (1) approved CAFNR elective courses, including study abroad, (2) other MU courses of international focus, including foreign language, if approved by the student's academic advisor and the International AFNR Minor advisor, (3) independent research with a faculty member if approved by the student's academic advisor and the International AFNR Minor advisor.

Although the focus of this minor is not to add foreign language skills, students are strongly encouraged to invest in language to make themselves more competent in the international arena, to gain a competitive advantage for employment, and to advance their careers overall.

Choose at least 15 hours from the following:
AG_EC 3271International Agricultural Development3
AG_EC 3272International Food Trade and Policy3
AFNR 2150Agricultural Travel Course1-99
AG_EC 1011Survey of Global Agribusiness1
AG_EC 3150International Agribusiness3
AG_EC 3230Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy3
AFNR 2190International Agriculture and Natural Resources1-15
AFNR 2191International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Humanities1-6
AFNR 2192International Agriculture/Natural Resources-Social Science1-6
AN_SCI 2110Global Animal Agriculture2
ATM_SC 3600Climates of the World3
ENV_SC 3290Soils and the Environment3
or SOIL 3290 Soils and the Environment
F_S 2195Grapes and Wines of the World3
F_S 3190Study Abroad: International Meat, Dairy and Enology3
or F_S 3190H Study Abroad: International Meat, Dairy and Enology - Honors
FOREST 4385Agroforestry I: Theory, Practice and Adoption3
F_W 3090International Studies in Conservation1-5
HSP_MGMT 4343International Hotel Management3
P_R_TR 2082Domestic and International Sports Environment1
RU_SOC 3235Global Perspectives and Realities3
RU_SOC 1120Population and the Environment3
RU_SOC 4310Society, Agriculture and Natural Resources3
RU_SOC 4335Social Change and Development3
SOIL 4320Genesis of Soil Landscapes4