Sustainable Food and Farming BS

West Virginia University

Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Sustainable Food and Farming is the study of relationships among organisms and habitats in agricultural ecosystems. Climate and soil properties, activities of other organisms, and management practices affect the growth and development of plants and animals, the composition of products from them, and other processes that sustain human life and the functioning of other ecosystems. Sustainable Food and Farming extends from organisms to landscapes and connects with economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of food and agricultural systems and their impacts on the biosphere. Principles of Sustainable Food and Farming can be applied to the design and management of sustainable systems that meet human needs and provide other ecosystem services while minimizing their ecological footprint.

Learning Outcomes

Develop and implement sustainable agricultural production plans and systems. Diagnose and solve applied production problems in ways that minimize adverse local, regional and global impacts. Develop and communicate recommendations to address environmental, economic, and production outcomes in agriculture. Characterize and solve soil potential and plant health problems.

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