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SUST 242 - Summer 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 summer 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
Contact Hours: Worksite 60
Total Contact Hours 60
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Introductions & Orientation
  • Crop Plan Overview and Parcel Updates
  • Harvest & Post-Harvest Best Practices– Part One
  • Harvest & Post-Harvest Best Practices– Part Two
  • Food Safety Principles & Practices
  • Fertility Management—Hand Tool Techniques & Mechanical
  • Organic Input Applications & Safety
  • Pest Management
  • Direct Marketing-Farmer’s Markets, CSAs, and Farm Stands
  • Wholesale-Restaurants, Retailers and Distributors

Student Learning Outcomes
Actively demonstrate all phases of summer 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 process of food storage using USDA food safety guidelines.

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