The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet the food and fiber needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. To achieve this goal, sustainable agriculture must be environmentally sound (preserving or improving the quality of soil, water and air, while minimizing reliance on non-renewable resources), economically viable (providing a secure living for farm families and workers while providing access to good food for all) and socially just (supporting communities and being fair to all involved). The sustainable agriculture minor at the University of the Ozarks will address these dimensions through an integrated curriculum including coursework, practical experience and community involvement.
While pursuing this minor you will learn the tenets of Sustainable Agriculture. You will create a viable business plan and work with community organizations or local farmers, to create a strategic plan. You will complete an off-campus internship on a farm or with an organization supporting sustainable agriculture. And, you will do all this while enjoying lots of time with fellow students in the University’s Food for Thought Garden.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO
University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).
University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.
One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.