Agricultural lands, water resources, and energy production and transport are interconnected systems with implications for policy and management at local to global scales. This course will explore contemporary issues at the nexus of food, energy, and water with a focus on Midwestern landscapes. Specific topics include farm policy, permitting of pipelines and energy production, mitigation of air and water pollution, and strategies to incentivize the conservation and restoration of landscapes. In addition to lecture and discussion, the course emphasizes professional skill development. Each week students will learn and apply a methodological skill (e.g. life cycle analysis, system dynamics modeling), communications skill (e.g. media relations, science communication), or professional skill (e.g. facilitation, leadership).