Sustainable Food Production Certificate

Sustainable Food Production

This certificate provides information to grow plant-based produce for human consumption using sustainable cropping system practices. Students who complete this certificate will obtain fundamental knowledge of successful plant production systems and gain practical, hands-on experiences in growing food.

Program requirements (15 hours)

  1. AGP 441(3).
  2. Three hours from: AGP 393(3), 425(3), 444(3), 543(3).
  3. Three-hour internship: AGP 499 Internship in Plant Science and Natural Resources or AGR 499 Internship in Agriculture. Internship must be approved by certificate advisor and involve obtaining practical knowledge and applied experiences in plant-based food production. Up to six hours may be applied toward the certificate.
  4. Additional courses from the following to total 15 hours: AGB 584(3), AGB 594 (3), AGN 405(3), AGN 495(1-3)**, AGP 365(3), AGP 399(1-3)**, AGP 442(2), AGP 573(3), AGP 581(3), AGP 583(3), AGP 585(3), or other AGN, AGP, or AGR courses 300-level and above, as approved by certificate advisor.
  5. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

**Topic must be approved by certificate advisor. Up to six hours of AGP 399 may be applied toward the certificate. Up to three hours of AGN 495 may be applied toward the certificate.

Completion requirement

Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.