Undergraduate Minor

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

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 Agroecology Minor requires four courses in the Agroecology Summer Intensive program plus two additional courses.

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An interdepartmental Bachelor of Science in Agroecology is also offered involving faculty in the Departments of Plant Sciences and Ecosystem Science and Management. Alternative contact: Department of Plant Sciences. 50 Agriculture Building. Phone: 307-766-3103.

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The Civic Agriculture and Food Systems (Multidisciplinary Minor) (18 credits) is open to students in all degree programs at the university.

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The Colorado State University's Interdisciplinary Minor in Organic Agriculture is a cooperative effort of four departments within the Colorado State University, College of Agricultural Sciences: Agricultural and Resource Economics; Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management; Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; and Soil and Crop Sciences.

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The John T. Lyle Center "advance[s] the principles of environmentally sustainable living through education, research, demonstration and community outreach." The John T. Lyle Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.

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This Minor focuses on "integrat[ing] knowledge and technology in a systems approach to manage land for sustainable utilization of natural resources."

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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 program was approved by the Shepherd University Board of Govenors in March 2018. It will "be housed jointly in the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences and the Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) program."

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The CFANS Undergraduate Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems is available to undergraduates in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). Students interact with faculty involved in sustainable agriculture research; with practitioners who are applying sustainable principles on their farms; and with organizations and agencies that work on myriad aspects of sustainability in Agriculture. Internships required.

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