PLSCS 3800

PLSCS 3800

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Organic farming is an increasingly important part of US agriculture and the food system. Students learn about the history of organic agriculture, the USDA National Organic Program, management practices used in organic crop and livestock production, and the scientific research on organic agriculture. Laboratory sessions complement lecture discussions with fieldwork and field trips to a variety of organic farms. Students work through the certification process and grow organic vegetable, grain, and forage crops on campus.

When Offered Spring.

  • Be conversant in the history and principles of organic agriculture.
  • Explain the USDA National Organic Program regulations and how they differ from other organic certification programs.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to successfully transition to certified organic production.
  • Create an Organic Systems Plan for a farm applying for organic certification.
  • Respectfully articulate scientific evidence showing advantages and disadvantages of organic agriculture.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4185 PLSCS 3800   LEC 001

  •  4186 PLSCS 3800   LAB 401