Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) is a flexible Independent Program in Agriculture, tailored to meet the personal interests and goals of each student. It is designed to provide students with a holistic understanding of agriculture and food systems by integrating environmental, economic, and social dimensions in agriculture and food systems. SAG students are prepared for a range of careers including farming and allied business, non-profit organizations, government organizations, and graduate school.
- Flexibility. Students choose from two tracks - farming systems and community food systems – and customize class choices based on interest and career aspirations.
- Hands on experience. Students are required to work for at least one summer as apprentices on the UK Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm (http://ukcsa.wordpress.com).
- Travel opportunities. Students have the opportunity to choose from a large number of established internships around the world related to sustainable agriculture.
- Career Opportunities. Graduates have been highly successful in obtaining jobs in areas including: sustainable food production, community food systems, county extension, non-governmental agencies, private sector crop and soil consultation, research and education, and graduate school.