sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Students in this program "gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural systems and obtain skills in analyzing ag systems from a multi-disciplinary and integreated approach." The minor is open to all students.

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The program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.

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The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy "fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy." Students "learn to evaluate the ecological, political, economic and social aspects of food production and distribution." Research opportunities are offered in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and consumer behavior related to food and the environment.

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The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Everett, Washington campus. The Eggert Family Organic Farm, a 30-acre certified organic farm, is used for teaching and Extension, hands-on learning, and research.

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The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy "fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy." Students "learn to evaluate the ecological, political, economic and social aspects of food production and distribution." Research opportunities are offered in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and consumer behavior related to food and the environment.

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The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Pullman, Washington campus.

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The E.V. Smith Research Center Horticulture Unit is a certified organic vegetable production area where research emphasis areas include certified organic vegetable production and sustainable agriculture. The Unit is one of three organic agriculture research units in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station system that has certified organic research plots and focuses on applied research to support small-scale organic farmers.

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Students in the Agriculture and Food Systems major can "tailor their course work to their specific interests" to focus their area of study on sustainable or organic agriculture, agricultural policy and entrepreneurship, alternative energy, community supported agriculture or related subjects.

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This course "is a comprehensive introduction to aquaponics" and includes "information on the design and construction of an aquaponics system." The course consists of 14 weekly modules.

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"This interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in sustainable agriculture and management and business management skills."

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The Bachelor's degree provides students with a "holistic and practical understanding of resources fundamental to the management of sustainable crop production systems."

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Coursework in the Agricultural Technology Program covers organic and sustainable technology, organic food production systems, sustainable vegetable production, application of sustainability practices, precision agriculture, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems and more. "Emphasis is placed on the application of sustainability principles on the university's farm, research plots, gardens, hydroponic systems, greenhouses, and high tunnels."

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"Busby Farm serves Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR) by demonstrating and researching organic, integrated and sustainable ways to farm." It is one of the largest organic research farms in the United States.

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The Agricultural Sustainability Institute Student Farm offers practical, hands-on sustainable agriculture education through courses, internships, special projects, summer organic farming internship, garden-based child/youth-focused education program and research projects. Undergraduate and graduate sustainable agriculture courses and curricula offered in conjunction with other courses on campus.

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