Lackawanna College’s Sustainable Agriculture degree takes an educational approach to a specialty field that is growing quickly as efforts are sought across the country to maintain farm lands through economically viable ways.
Our society needs skilled persons to develop and promote sustainable ways to support local food production, and the Sustainable Agriculture curriculum content and expectations align with the priorities set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Students will take a variety of hands-on courses, including Organic Crop Production, Sustainable Livestock Management, and Plant Propagation. Graduates are prepared for work as skilled farm laborers, managers, or entrepreneurs, and work with farm bureaus and other agencies.
Sustainable Agriculture is based on the principles of environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equality.
Graduates may also be prepared to pursue additional courses in turf management, forestry, or other agricultural certification or degree programs.
For more information, contact the Lake Region Center at (570) 226-4625.
The Sustainable Agriculture program’s objectives are consistent with curriculum content and expectations as set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Program goals include:
- Students and graduates will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in all academic and externships and/or field studies
- Students and graduates will apply conceptual knowledge to practice sustainable agriculture
- The program will enhance the practice of sustainable agriculture in our communities by partnering with agriculture community leaders