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Sustainable Agriculture Degrees

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A transformation is taking place in higher education in that sustainable agriculture is becoming more mainstream. According to Seedstock (http://seedstock.com/ ) there are now over 394 sustainable agriculture degrees and certificate programs in the U.S.

Seedstock put together a list of what they deem the top 10 sustainable agriculture degrees worth investigating. So, if you want to pursue improving the food system through non-profit or for profit enterprises, here are some places to develop your skills:

 

Cornell University. The world’s leader in sustainability research and education.

https://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/education/undergrad.php

 

University of Florida. Specializing in horticulture, organic crop production and horticulture science.

http://plantscienceunit.ifas.ufl.edu/index.shtml

 

Michigan State University. Offers degrees in sustainable and organic horticulture, ideal for the urban farming movement.

http://www.hrt.msu.edu/students/undergraduate

 

Montana State University. Offers four programs in sustainable food and biogenery systems.

http://sfbs.montana.edu/

 

Ohio State. Offers an Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability degree. Perfect for students considering a career in food policy, system analysis, food production and community development.

https://eeds.osu.edu/

 

Sacramento State. Strong academic approach to food systems and organic agriculture with focus on the economy, environment and politics.

http://www.csus.edu/envs/

 

Stanford. Offers degrees in sustainable food and agriculture.

https://earth.stanford.edu/

 

Washington State. Offers degrees in agriculture food systems with a major in organic production.

http://afs.wsu.edu/majors/organic-ag-systems/

 

University of Wisconsin, River Falls. A sustainable agriculture option focusing on producing and marketing sustainable food.

https://www.uwrf.edu/PES/SustainableAgOption.cfm

 

University of Wyoming. Home to the nation’s first vertical greenhouse, the school offers degrees in Agroecoloy.

http://www.uwyo.edu/esm/undergraduate-programs/majors/agroecology/

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