- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota State University is offering new programs to meet the demands of a changing food industry.

The Tri-State Neighbor reports (https://bit.ly/1Ilh7mv ) the school now offers a precision agriculture minor, and it will be offering a new meat science minor and food science major this fall.

The school’s only food science offerings used to emphasize nutrition and diets from the perspective of how humans consume food. But the new program will deal more with making food products that are healthful and nutritious.

The newspaper reports that some of the fastest growing agriculture career fields are those supporting producers who grow the food, including precision agriculture, genetics and food manufacturing.

The new food science major could lead students to careers in meat or grain processing and development of new food products.



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