sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Sustainable Agriculture Certificate program in partnership with Kansas State University (Olathe) provides education and "hands on experience in production and direct marketing of locally grown food."

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"The Career Studies Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture is designed for persons interested in producing food crops for personal consumption or for sale to the public through farmers' markets and other direct-to-consumer marketing strategies."

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"Through the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) Undergraduate Degree Program, students can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture within the Individualized Programs track. Students in other majors can obtain a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture. The University of Kentucky's SAG program is hands-on, featuring field-based coursework and an apprenticeship at the University of Kentucky Organic Farming Research and Education Unit (OFREU)," the home the university's Community Supported Agriculture program.

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This certificate focuses on "the principles of agribusiness management, sustainable agriculture and direct farm marketing" and is designed to teach students the skills in small sustainable farm business management needed to "enter the workforce as a small farm owner or manager."

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The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) and the Iowa State University Department of Community and Regional Planning offer a dual degree program leading to the Master of Science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree.

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Iowa State University graduate students in programs other than the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) can receive a Graduate Minor in Sustainable Agriculture.

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Coursework for the program covers organic fruit and crop production, organic gardening, viticulture, integrated pest management, composting, specialty crops and sustainable crop production.

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