Effective Dec. 13, 2013, new students will not be able to enroll in this program.
Growing healthy and safe food for consumers without harming the environment. . . is this your dream?
The Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture with emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture is a "green" program designed to provide knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and technical skills to develop or manage an environmentally sound sustainable agriculture business.
The two-year AAS program includes general education courses as well as curriculum related to sustainable agriculture. There is also an 18-credit hour short-term Sustainable Agriculture Skills Certificate program that includes only sustainable agriculture courses is offered two evenings a week on the Sedalia campus.
The course work in this program provides a solid foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management and ecological agriculture. It emphasizes the practical aspects of gardening and farming, including tillage, compost production and crop planning and productions.
There will be plenty of hands-on opportunities to plant, cultivate and harvest using tools and equipment such as tractors and tillers. Field trips, farm tours and internships will complete the learning experience.
Occupations that involve sustainable agriculture practices include:
- Farm management and advising
- Agricultural production
- Market gardening
- Crop consultation
- Agricultural supply
- Compost production and sales
For more information about required courses, click Advising Worksheet.
Kerri Bates, Instructor