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Sustainable Agriculture

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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 o er 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. Students will gain skills in crop planning and production, equipment operation, livestock diversification, soil health, marketing, and financial planning. In addition, 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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Introduction Courses

AGMG-1070 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

HALT-1005 Introduction to Soil

HALT-2021 Small Scale Farming

Intermediate Courses

HALT-2021 Small Scale Farming

AGCR-1070 Integrated Pest Management

AGCR-1071 Sustainable Orchard Production

AGCR-1041 Forage and Pasture Management

AGAH-1070 Sustainable Livestock Management

AGME-1049 Farm and Ranch Equipment

AGAH-1015 Farm and Ranch Shop Skills I

Advanced Courses

AGMG-1071 Marketing for the Small Farm

AGMG-1072 Small Farm Business Planning

AGMG-1073 Enterprise Project - Independent Study

Related Courses

AGCX-3003 Introduction to Beekeeping

AGCX-3004 Intermediate Beekeeping

AGCX-3005 Small Scale Farming Internship

AGCX-3006 Advanced Beekeeping: Extractions

AGCX-3007 Spring Flower Production

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