Skagit Valley College

Sustainable Agriculture Education

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Our program will give you the skills and experience needed for work on small farms, organic farms, and other small-scale food producers.

  • Program Options

    The Sustainable Agriculture program provides students with a foundation of skills in sustainable agro-ecological sciences, natural resource management and environmental conservation. Coursework is designed to give students the core agriculture-related knowledge and production-related topics needed to succeed, as well as courses in marketing, value added, and business. The program emphasizes small-acreage farming with a farm-to-table concept.

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Environmental Sustainable Agriculture program will be able to:

    • Understand and implement agro-ecological principles in food systems enterprises.
    • Apply field techniques to manage and conserve farm soils to sup­port sustainable agriculture.
    • Utilize agro-ecological principles in sustainable agricultural busi­ness models.
    • Grow, harvest, and process sustainable agricultural products that appeals to consumers.
    • Understand and implement federal and state regulations regard­ing value added processes and sale procedures.
    • Create a sustainable agricultural business environment that ap­peals to consumers and build an economically sustainable cus­tomer base.
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Department Contact

Dr. Claus Svendsen
Department Chair

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