This commentary addresses critical issues in professional education for the animal, dairy and veterinary sciences. It raises key policy questions central to the mission of the university, its service and undergraduate education functions, and the institutional reward system. It attempts to identify social and cultural barriers that constrain economic development in rural areas of this nation, which agricultural curricula should address. It suggests new educational approaches for the animal science undergraduate. It concludes by providing recommendations for effectively meeting needed curricular change.
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