Sustainable Food Systems (BS)

University of Idaho

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2015
Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Agriculture
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4 years
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


Growing demand for food and fiber crops requires the need to maximize long-term sustainability of our agricultural systems and reimagine how we grow, market and transport food. This program is designed to provide a science-based understanding of the many facets of food, from sustainable production, food chemistry and safety, to policy and human nutrition. Students explore ways to produce food while conserving natural resources such as soil and water. Much of the education takes place outside the classroom, including the Soil Steward’s campus farm where students produce, market, sell and distribute food. Students also have the opportunity to gain knowledge of their role as food systems professionals through internships.

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