Sustainable Agriculture Program
Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Sustainable Agriculture two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is the first program of its kind in Maine.
The Sustainable Agriculture program provides students with both the technical and small business skills needed to manage or develop a small farm or agricultural business. The course work will utilize a problem solving approach to engage students in solving complex real world problems presented by local members of the industry. Students will expand their knowledge and hone their skills in sustainable farm principles and practices by participating in a summer internship at the College’s farm or a local agricultural business.
The two-year curriculum includes classes in soil, plant and animal science, crop production, integrated pest management, farm infrastructure, and sustainable livestock management. Business courses include agricultural marketing, accounting, and small business.
Career Opportunities include:
• Farm manager/supervisor
• Agriculture technician
• Nursery/greenhouse grower
• Seed production and sales
• Quality control technician
The Sustainable Agriculture program is being funded in part by a $2.5 million Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to KVCC by the U.S. Department of Labor.
For more information please call the Admissions Office at 453-5035 or email jbourgoin