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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Minor

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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Minor

The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) undergraduate minor fosters active and experiential learning about agriculture and food system sustainability.

What is Sustainability?

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Environmental

The living systems of the planet that support our food, fiber, fuel, and future needs.

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Social

The health, education, governance and community networks that fufill our needs.

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Economic

The expression of human value for natural, human, and financial resources.

Core Courses

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CSS 124: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

... each module has helped me to open my eyes and become much more informed with the different facets of sustainability, food systems, agriculture, and the civil discourse of the many ''wicked problems'' we face in both the US and abroad. Thank you!

Anon, Spring 2018
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CSS 224: Sustainable Farm & Food System Field Course

"The best part is getting to see so many types of agriculture"
Megan, 2017

Meeting times:
TENTATIVE 2019 SATURDAY field trip dates (subject to update before May 2019):
Sept. 21- 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Oct. 5 - 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Oct. 12 - 8:00AM - 3:00PM


TENTATIVE 2019 FRIDAY COURSE MEETING dates (subject to update before May 2019):
Sept. 6th, Sept. 20th, Sept. 27th, and Oct. 18th - 4:00 - 5:00PM in PSS

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CSS 424: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Integration and Synthesis

Having an end-product that is really going to be utilized as opposed to a hypothetical answer to a problem put before us is really rewarding.

Tatum, Fall 2018

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Allen Neighborhood Center’s Hunter Park GardenHouse- a Hub of Community and Sustainability

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The Sights and Sounds of Calder Dairy

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