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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sustainable Agriculture
Credential: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Agriculture
A15410

The Sustainable Agriculture curriculum is designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable, environmentally sound, community based small farm or agricultural business. Students learn the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture, focusing on crop production and farm business. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial and practical field training. Students will complete a business plan and an agricultural internship in marketing and farming. Graduates are qualified for employment in a variety of positions associated with sustainable agriculture, including horticultural and livestock operations, wholesale and retail management, nursery operations, and environmental and agricultural education.

Course Requirements for Sustainable Agriculture Degree

A. General Education Courses (16 SHC)

C-L-SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3

B. Required Major Core Courses (19 SHC)

C-L-SHC
AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintenance 1-3-2
AGR 121 Biological Pest Mgmt 3-0-3
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
AGR 160 Plant Science 2-2-3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1

C. Other Major Hours Required (32 SHC)

C-L-SHC
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3-0-3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3-0-3
AGR 220 Ag Mechanization 2-2-3
AGR 221 Farm Structures 2-2-3
OR
HOR 130 Greenhouse Design 3-0-3
AGR 265 Organic Crop Prod: Spring 2-2-3
AGR 266 Organic Crop Prod: Fall 2-2-3
AGR 293 Selected Topics in Sustainable Agriculture 3-0-3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3-0-3
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Mgt 2-2-3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 67

Semester Curriculum for Sustainable Agriculture Associate Degree

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintenance 1-3-2
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3-0-3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1-2-2
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3-0-3
13-7-16

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
AGR 121 Biological Pest Mgmt 3-0-3
AGR 160 Plant Science 2-2-3
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Mgt 2-2-3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3-0-3
ENG 111A Expository Writing Lab 0-2-1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3-0-3
13-6-16

3rd Semester (Summer)

C-L-SHC
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0-10-1
0-10-1

4th Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3-0-3
AGR 220 Ag Mechanization 2-2-3
AGR 266 Organic Crop Prod: Fall 2-2-3
AGR 221 Farm Structures 2-2-3
OR
HOR 130 Greenhouse Design 3-0-3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3-0-3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 2-2-3
14/15-6/8-18

5th Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
AGR 212 Farm Business Management 3-0-3
AGR 265 Organic Crop Prod: Spring 2-2-3
AGR 293 Special Topics in Sustainable Agriculture 3-0-3
BUS 280 REAL Small Business 4-0-4
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3-0-3
15-2-16

Total Semester Hours Credit: 67

Sustainable Agriculture
Credential: Certificate in Agricultural Sustainability
C1541010

The Sustainable Agriculture curriculum is designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable, environmentally sound, community based small farm or agricultural business. Coursework includes classroom study and practical application of skills and concepts in the field. An understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of sustainable agriculture are emphasized. This certificate is appropriate for individuals interested in adding knowledge and skills in sustainability for employment in areas such as agriculture education, farmer advocacy work, and nonprofit organizations with agricultural missions in developing countries.

Course Requirements for Agriculture Sustainability Certificate

C-L-SHC
AGR 121 Biological Pest Mgmt 3-0-3
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
AGR 265/6 Organic Crop Prod: (Spring or Fall) 2-2-3
AGR 293 Selected Topics in Sustainable Agriculture 3-0-3
AGR 265/6 Organic Crop Prod: (Spring or Fall) 2-2-3
OR
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Mgt 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18

Semester Curriculum for Agricultural Sustainability Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
AGR 265/6 Organic Crop Prod: (Spring or Fall) 2-2-3
7-4-9

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
AGR 121 Biological Pest Mgmt 3-0-3
AGR 265/6 Organic Crop Prod: (Spring or Fall) 2-2-3
OR
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Mgt 2-2-3
AGR 293 Selected Topics in Sustainable Agriculture 3-0-3
8-2-9

Total Semester Hours Credit: 18

Sustainable Agriculture
Credential: Certificate in Sustainable Livestock Systems
C1541020

The Sustainable Agriculture curriculum is designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable, environmentally sound, community based small farm or agricultural business. Coursework includes fundamental sustainable agriculture concepts, study of the soil systems as they relate to pasture fertility, and livestock health and marketing practices typical of small-scale, local food systems. Appropriate breed selection, pasture management, and direct marketing are emphasized. This certificate is appropriate for individuals interested in integrating sustainable livestock production into their current agricultural system, agriculture educators, and individuals interested in working in the food and fiber industry.

Course Requirements for Sustainable Livestock Systems Certificate

C-L-SHC
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3-0-3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3-0-3
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Mgt 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 15

Semester Curriculum for Sustainable Livestock Systems Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3-0-3
ANS 110 Animal Science 3-0-3
8-2-9

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
ANS 111 Sustainable Livestock Mgt 2-2-3
5-2-6

Total Semester Hours Credit: 15

Sustainable Agriculture
Credential: Certificate in Sustainable Vegetable Production
C1541030

The Sustainable Agriculture curriculum is designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable, environmentally sound, community based small farm or agricultural business. Coursework in the sustainable vegetable production certificate program focuses on the foundational principles for sustainable vegetable production from soil preparation to marketing a premium quality product. Graduates are prepared to work in vegetable production systems and related fields, such as farm market manager, produce manager, or garden technician in retail settings.

Course Requirements for Sustainable Vegetable Production Certificate

C-L-SHC
AGR 121 Biological Pest Mgmt 3-0-3
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3-0-3
AGR 265/6 Organic Crop Prod: (Spring or Fall) 2-2-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation: 18

Semester Curriculum for Sustainable Vegetable Production Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)

C-L-SHC
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3-0-3
AGR 170 Soil Science 2-2-3
AGR 214 Agricultural Marketing 3-0-3
AGR 266 Organic Crop Prod: Fall 2-2-3
10-4-12

2nd Semester (Spring)

C-L-SHC
AGR 121 Biological Pest Mgmt 3-0-3
AGR 265 Organic Crop Prod: Spring 2-2-3
5-2-6

Total Semester Hours Credit: 18