A study of theory and practical applications for optimizing long-term returns in agricultural systems while maintaining the long-term viability of natural resources. Topics include possible contaminants in natural, urban and rural environments, preservation of soil, air and water, best practices for resource management and social license. A diversity of farming systems, including conventional, organic, urban agriculture and agroforestry are covered. Emphasis is on the development of an Environmental Farm Plan that combines field assessments with best management practices. Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0). Requisite Courses: Take BIO-1167 (Required, Previous), Take AGS-2255L (Required, Concurrent).
AGS-2255 Sustainable Agriculture - 3.00 credits