Students will research a topic of their choice, culminating in an analytical essay or some other intellectual/creative exercise they’ve discussed with me. These should be around 5-7 pages of writing and should include several academic sources that provide information and interpretive insight on their topic. Addressing questions : * How has technology changed on the farm over the past 100 years? * Are there family owned tobacco farms today if not why not? * Why don't farmers like the idea of processed tobacco over fresh tobacco?