SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Sustainable Agriculture

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

HENDERSON READY TO ASSIST IN WORLD FOOD SECURITY

As the demand for food increases and climate change and ecosystem degradation impose new challenges, … Continue Reading

WEISS’ “NATTY PARKS” FILM TO PREMIERE OCT. 3

University of the Ozarks Professor Dr. Jesse T. Weiss will premiere his documentary, “Natty Parks,” … Continue Reading

AWF RECOGNIZES UNIVERSITY’S CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERISM

The Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) recognized University of the Ozarks for the conservation volunteerism of … Continue Reading