While studying Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, you’re learning how to impact food systems and society’s relationship with the environment by protecting the soil, water, and air through the management of biodiversity.
You’ll develop important skills based on scientific data and critical analysis of the needs of the communities involved to persuade and influence sustainable choices for food production.
These skills may include:
- Field research and surveys to collect data and samples of water and soil
- Soil surveying and mapping for optimum land productivity and water management
- Quantitative and qualitative research and data synthesis related to soil, water and the atmosphere, such as measuring CO2 emissions
- Identification of best sustainable growing practices to yield higher nutrient content in crops
- Application of best practices for crop production while balancing the needs of farmers and the environment
- Organic nutrient management
- Project management and experimental design for management of biodiversity and management of resources
- Critical analysis of current food systems and environmental impact literature
- Report writing related to the management of finite resources and food production
- Utilizing best practices of management and conservation to sustain the production of crops and plants