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SUST 241 - Spring Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture

2 Credits
Hands-on practical experience managing a micro-farm enterprise for aspiring practitioners. Apply weekly on-farm and classroom education to spring crop production tasks at the campus micro-farm site. 


Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve General student population and students in the Sustainable Agriculture Program.
Active Date 20190626T13:17:50

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Worksite 60
Total Contact Hours 60
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
PLA Eligible Yes

Course Outline
1. Site Assessment 2. Crop Selection & Planning 3. Propagating Crops from Seed 4. Greenhouse Management 5. Crop Rotations & Succession Planning 6. Garden Tillage and Cultivation 7. Transplanting and Direct Seeding 8. Making and Using Compost 9. Ecological/Sustainable Food Production Principles 10. Crop & Field Management

Student Learning Outcomes
Actively demonstrate all phases of spring micro-farm site management, incorporating program coursework

Actively demonstrate proper use of task appropriate micro-farm equipment and tools in a safe and efficient manner.

Evaluate micro-farm site operations and production within an integrated whole farm context that aims to balance sustainable small business and landscape management.

Actively demonstrate the proper process of food storage using USDA food safety guidelines.

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