With a global population of 7.7 billion and growing, how will we feed everyone?
Farming and agriculture for the 21st century will need to pivot from long accepted methodologies to a more sustainable use of our resources. As an Agroecology (formerly Ecological Agriculture) major, you will gain a solid foundation in the natural sciences with hands on experience during farm practicums, field trips and internships. Help grow the future with science based, community oriented knowledge.
Why choose Agroecology?
Conversion of the worlds natural landscapes for food production is draining irreplaceable resources. Modern agriculture seeks to integrate science based practices to protect our land and water. Take a deep dive into environmental science, agroecology and community to help find where we can come together for change.
Upon completion of the Agroecology B.S. degree, students will:
- Be able to apply agroecological principles to the production and management of horticultural and agronomic crops and have an understanding of plant/soil managed for food, feed, or fiber production.
- Gain the ability to critically examine and understand the human dimensions of agriculture and food systems, including social, ethical, political and economic dimensions.
- Have skills to effectively communicate findings and interpretations of agricultural and landscape datasets orally in a clear and concise manner.
- Have skills to demonstrate a quantitative and qualitative science perspective applying critical thinking and problem solving skills to a given problem or issue.