Organic Agriculture Program

Iowa State University

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Agriculture
Program Type: Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma

Description

Our mission is to educate producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in Organic Agriculture both on-farm and in the Universities. Organic Agriculture involves a production management system based on the ecological principles of nutrient cycling, biotic regulation of pests and biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are replaced by sunlight-based inputs, such as plant and animal residues. Premium prices for certified organic products drive the immediate economic benefits of Organic Agriculture.