Associate Degree in Farm & Food Systems

Greenfield Community College

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2012
Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Agriculture
Program Type: Associate (2-year) degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Farm & Food Systems program at GCC is a Liberal Arts advising option that explores the broad field of sustainable farming and local food systems. It provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the ecological, economic, political and social systems as they relate to food and farming. Through additional applied courses and internships, students learn hands-on skills such as food cultivation, preservation, processing, techniques for propagation and season-extension, and design of annual and perennial production systems. Students engage in community partnerships and participate in bioregional efforts to support food security, local economies and planning for resiliency. Program overview available here: http://web. gcc. mass. edu/farmandfoodsystems/files/2012/01/lff. pdf

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