UTSI is proud to announce an exciting new tropical field course. UTSI co-founder Andrew Ogden also teaches at the University of New Hampshire in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major (www.sustainableag.unh.edu/). This January, Andrew will instruct a 3 week field course in Costa Rica called SAFS 510: Agriculture and Development in the Neotropics. This is a 4 credit course which runs from Dec 29 2014-Jan 17th 2015. We will travel as a group to diverse sites around Costa Rica. Sites to be visited on the course include Rancho Margot in La Fortuna (www.RanchoMargot.com), San Carlos, University of Georgia’s campus in San Luis (www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/), the Uvita Tropical Studies Institute (www.utsi.org), Fundacion Neotropica’s stations in Rincon de Osa and Santa Maria de Dota (www.neotropica.org/), and a visit to INTA’s station in the Caribbean slope town of Guapiles (www.inta.go.cr/). Topics to be explored tropical food production, sustainable development, tropical ecology, culture and more. Application and sign-ups will begin in mid-September. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.