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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 Bachelor of Science degree in Agroecology is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Plant Sciences and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. An Agroecology Minor also is available. Alternative contact: Department of Plant Sciences. 50 Agriculture Building. Phone: 307-766-3103.

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The Agroecology Program offers a Master's degree with two tracks: 1)The Public Practice Option trains project developers and program managers at the interfaces of agriculture and other sectors of society; and 2) The Research Option addresses the need for continued research and scholarship.

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"Agroecology is the science behind sustainable agriculture linking social, environmental, and economic perspectives in agriculture. Students completing this program gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural systems from local and global farming examples; obtain new skills in analyzing agricultural systems from a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to develop creative and sustainable solutions for food systems and enhance their ability to obtain new and diverse sustainable careers in food and agricultural systems. The Agroecology 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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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 undergraduate certificate is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies in alliance with the Miami-Dade College, Archbold Biological Station's MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center (MAERC), and USDA's Agricultural Research Service. The FIU Organic Garden is maintained by the Agroecology Program and the Organic Gardening Club.

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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 mission of the Agroecology Education Farm is to promote Agroecology and sustainable agriculture education by providing a diversity of experiential learning opportunities for NCSU students, faculty, staff, and local community."

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The Agroecology Summer Intensive is an undergraduate residential curriculum in academic and experiential learning at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. It comprises four 3-credit courses in Sustainable Agriculture: soils, vegetable crops, agroecology and small farm management/produce marketing that count towards the school's Agroecology Minor. A Certificate Program is available for persons not seeking academic credit. Internships are available at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm.

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