Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship
Sustainable Agriculture: The Responsible Choice
Sustainable agriculture is the ecological choice of the future as farmers strive toward the necessary sound land stewardship that will protect the food supply for future generations. Austin Community College is proud to offer a variety of courses through our Elgin Campus for students eager to obtain training in organic food production methods and agricultural business skills.
Obtain the Skills the Market Needs Now
ACC's Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program focuses on ecological farming, quality of life and farm profitability. Instructors are local farmers and experts in the field. Students will gain skills in crop planning and production, equipment operation, livestock diversification, soil health, marketing, and financial planning. Students will learn practices for building biodiversity as well as techniques for dealing with pests and disease without the use of harsh chemicals.
Our program is designed to equip students with the technical farming training and business skills required to run a financially viable and ecologically friendly agricultural business. Students will additionally be prepared for beginning occupations in ecological farm management, local food policy or advocacy organizations, produce management, school garden management, or related fields.
The Future of Agriculture is at ACC
ACC's Elgin Campus is home for our Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship program and houses a farm for true hands on experience. More courses will be offered soon, such as small farm business planning and farm and ranch equipment, to name just a few. For more information on this unique and exciting program, please contact our program coordinator today.
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AGMG-1094 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
HALT-1005 Introduction to Soil
HALT-2021 Small Scale Farming
AGCX-3003 Introduction to Beekeeping
AGCX-3004 Intermediate Beekeeping
AGCR-1093 Integrated Pest Management
AGMG-1091 Marketing for the Small Farm
AGMG-1049 Farm and Ranch Equipment
AGME 1015 Farm and Ranch Shop Skills I
AGMG-1091 Small Farm Business Planning
AGAH-1091 Sustainable Livestock Management
AGCR-1094 Fruit Tree Production for Central Texas
AGCR-1041 Forage and Pasture Management
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