Don't sell yourself short - do what you love! The globalized industrial food system is changing fast.... creative entrepreneurs will thrive in this rapidly changing landscape! You can participate and design a new sustainable and community-based food system.
According to a recent analysis of job opportunities in agriculture, "employers have 57,900 job openings in agriculture and related fields each year. But just 35,400 students graduate annually with a bachelor's degree or higher in ag." This adds up to opportunity!
Here in the Sustainable Food & Farming program, students develop a deep understanding and appreciation of farming practices, growing and marketing “real” food, farm-based educational systems, food advocacy, community development, sustainability, and public policy. Students can concentrate on a diverse range of work opportunities from permaculture and organic farming to medicinal herbs to sustainable community food systems. It is wise to test out your career choice before making a lifetime decision. You can earn academic credit while doing an internship and learning new practical skills. We offer two degrees:
We also offer an online degree and certificate. Click here to learn more about the Sustainable Food & Farming program and various educational offerings.
What You'll Learn
Food Production and Marketing
Urban & Community Gardens
Health and Healing
Students create their own pathway to graduation by focusing on one or more areas of study
For more on requirements, classes, internships and careers, see: Sustainable Food and Farming
- Farming: growing healthy food for local markets
- Public policy and advocacy
- Farm and community-based educator
- Herbalism and health
- Urban agriculture and community development specialist