Agriculture: Sustainable Small Farms Management

Program Length:
2 Semesters
Department:
Agriculture
Program Level:
Certificate of Achievement

Sustainable Small Farms Management Certificate of Achievement

The Small Farm Management Certificate Program will provide knowledge and skills for the next generation of farmers in sustainable, local and organic farming, and gardening practices. The core technical courses in this certificate offer a foundation for further training appropriate for farm-related employment opportunities. Students will gain fundamental skills that are applicable across disciplines while also having the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest within the farm management topic. In addition an introduction to basic business and accounting skills, marketing and promotion, skills that are essential to the successful development of a small sustainable farm.

Required Courses: Units
AGR75 Introduction to Pruning 1
AGR100 Plant Pest and Disease Management 3
AGR108 Soils and Fertility Management 3
AGR116 Sustainable Agricultural Systems 2
AGR140 Introduction to Horticulture 3
AGR180 Fall Sustainable Vegetable and Fruit Production 2
AGR181 Sustainable Spring Vegetable Growing Practices 2

AGR196
OR
AGR197

AGR-Occupational Work Experience Education

Agriculture Internship

3

3

BUS132 Entrepreneurial Management 3

SPN100
OR
SPN101
OR
SPN102

Conversational Spanish: Level I

Conversational Spanish: Level II

Conversational Spanish: Level III

2

2

2

Plus 6 additional units selected from the following:
AGR57 Mushroom Cultivation 1
AGR56 Small Farm Machinery Operations and Safety 2
AGR76 Introduction to Grafting 1

AGR196
OR
AGR197

AGR-Occupational Work Experience Education

Agriculture Internship

1-3

1-3

BUS150 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3
Total Certificate Units 30

Agriculture: Sustainable Small Farms Management - Certificate Requirements