Closeup of vegetables on plants in the White Violet Center gardens

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

Planting the seeds for our future

Become part of the solution

Most farming operations currently rely heavily on the application of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides which markedly impact water quality and public health. The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture is for farmers, agriculture educators and concerned citizens interested in alternatives to industrial agricultural practices. You will learn the skills necessary to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to foster increased use of sustainable farming methods.

Hands-on learning

As a student, you will benefit from hands-on instruction by farming professionals in the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and other local farming operations and agencies.

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Expertise in a flexible format

Join the first cohort starting March 2020 and complete the certification in just five months. The classes are delivered online and through three weeks of on-campus classes.

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The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus, with a farm ran by the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, is the laboratory where students practice what they learn in class.

Learn about sustainable food systems, adaptive pest and soil management, animal care and organic farm management.

Graduates with knowledge of best management farming practices are in high demand for jobs in food systems and markets.