The Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program supports graduate student research into "agriculture, food systems and their interactions with the environment and society."
In addition, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Crop Science graduate programs include coursework and research with individual faculty whose programs emphasize agroecology, integrated pest management, urban agriculture, and sustainable landscapes. Minors in Crop Science can focus in same subject areas represented in undergraduate concentrations.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate programs include coursework and research with individual faculty whose research programs emphasize agroecology, sustainable agriculture, soils, sustainable development, and restoration ecology.
Part of the Southern Illinois University Farms system, the Sustainability Center is comprised of the student-run Sustainable Vegetable Farm and Greenhouse, a Vermicomposting Center, and the Paper Recycling Project. The farm provides organic vegetables to the Southern Illinois University dining halls.
Coursework and research in sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, and alternative crops.
The Alternative Crops Program investigates new or alternative crops for the Midwest United States that can help mitigate pest problems or increase crop diversity.
Students use organic techniques on six acres for outdoor field production and on nearly 10,000 square feet of year round high tunnel production. Students sell the majority of the agricultural products to university residence halls and market the remainder directly to customers on campus. The farm serves as a "living laboratory to connect students, community members, and the state at large with regional, small-scale food systems."