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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
SFP1100 Principles of Sustainability
Goal: 10 *
SFP1200 Farm Ecology 3
SFP1300 Artisan Food and Value - Added Agriculture 4
SFP1302 Forage and Crop Systems 5
SFP1303 Grass-based Livestock Systems 4
SFP1304 Practical Farm Skills 2
SFP1400 Farm Marketing and Management 3
SFP1500 Internship 4
SOC2222 Sociology of Agriculture
Goal: 5 *

Total Credits: 31


About this program

The Sustainable Food Production diploma program gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the many agricultural and environmental challenges facing food production in the 21st century. Students enrolled in M State's food production program will emerge at the forefront of this critical subject and will be prepared to grow food themselves or contribute to the country and the world as innovative problem solvers and catalysts for positive change in this new paradigm of food production. In addition to practical agricultural curriculum, the program includes courses in sociology to assist students in understanding the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food production.

Program outcomes

1. Apply basic natural science knowledge.
2. Apply basic social science knowledge.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability principles.
4. Expose students to diversity of sustainable food production methods.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of business management and marketing
6. Possess the skills to perform sustainable food production

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Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.