This educational program focuses on agricultural principles and practices that, over the long term, enhance environmental quality, integrate natural biological cycles and controls, make efficient use of nonrenewable resources, and are economically viable and socially responsible; and that may prepare individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of agricultural and environmental problems. This program typically includes in depth instruction in principles of agroecology, entomology, crop and soil sciences, animal science, horticulture, soil fertility and nutrient cycling, weed science and management, agricultural economics, applied ecology, and watershed and rangeland ecology management.
The following colleges and universities provide majors and degree programs in Sustainable/Organic Agriculture.
- Central Carolina Community College
- State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred
- Sterling College
Craftsbury Common, VT
- University of Kentucky
- University of Maine
- University of Vermont
- Washington State University