The degree focuses on agriculture, agribusiness, and agritourism, covers "both traditional and sustainable agricultural sciences," and emphasizes "new and emerging technologies for high yield and specialty agriculture" for regional small farms.
This undergraduate certificate is a non-degree, 21-hour program. It prepares "students with the theory, practice and real-life experience needed to manage or launch a successful sustainable agriculture production enterprise."
"West Virginia University's Organic Agriculture Research Farm is among the largest certified organic research farms dedicated to teaching, research and outreach." Undergraduates and graduates have access to 144 acres of certified organic farm land for research on a range of academic disciplines, including "horiticulture, agronomy, soil science, animal science, soil biology, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and agricultural economics."