sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Interdisciplinary program offered through the Crop and Soil Sciences and the Horticultural Science departments.

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The Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program supports graduate student research into "agriculture, food systems and their interactions with the environment and society."

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The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience. The sustainable agriculture concentration "allows students to combine interests in environmental and social studies with current topics in agriculture such as organic farming practices, local food initiatives, farm workers' rights, energy sources, and farm policy."

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Certificate of Completion 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 Agroecology program ... combines student-centered research, education, and community engagement in various projects to address locally relevant issues that affect agroecosystems in South Texas, including in sustainable agriculture, community supported agriculture, urban forestry, and sustainable food systems."

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Certificate of Achievement 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 Agroecology undergraduate minor "is open to all baccalaureate students. It is designed for students majoring in Biological Sciences, Plant & Soil Sciences, Horticultural Science and Animal Science, but will be of interest to a wide array of students as agriculture has broad implications in the life sciences, economics, and sociology."

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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 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.

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

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

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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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