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Sustainable Agriculture Certificates Suggested Schedule




Sustainable Agriculutre and Food Systems

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This certificate provides a foundation of skills for students and community members interested in sustainable agrisocial sciences, natural resource management and environmental conservation. The program is designed to provide students with fundamental agriculture related knowledge and skills and/or a foundation to pursue other certificates and two year degrees in a variety of fields including environmental conservation, natural resources, agriculture, greenhouse production, or food systems.

Sustainable Small Farm Ag Systems (SAgE) Cert.

First Year

Second Year

* or ENVAG 198 or ENVAG 199.

** or ENVAG 228.

*** or CAHM 101.

**** or BMT 122 or MIT 149 or MIT 270.

NOTE: This certificate provides a theoretical foundation in small farm agriculture through the study of environmental sustainability principles, ecology in agricultural systems, and plant and soil sciences. There is a combined practical focus on sustainable small farm agriculture production and enterprises.

Sustainable Small Farm Ag Enterprises (SAgE) Cert.

First Year

Second Year

* or ENVAG 198 or ENVAG 199.

** or CAHM 101.

*** or BMT 122 or MIT 149 or MIT 270.

NOTE: This certificate provides a theoretical foundation in small farm agriculture through the study of environmental sustainability principles, ecology in agricultural systems, and plant and soil sciences. There is also a practical focus on the study and hands on design, planning, and operation of agriculture systems relevant to small farm environments, including the development of farm management and business plans and associated best agricultural practices tailored to wholesale and direct market enterprises.