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 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. Graduates are awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Agriculture program, the graduate is expected to:
- Possess the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in agriculture.
- Identify, develop, and practice traditional and alternative agricultural methods.
- Use technical and learned knowledge to collaborate and solve complex agricultural problems.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills.