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 for students eager to obtain training in organic food production methods and agricultural business skills.
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Obtain the Skills the Market Needs Now
ACC's Sustainable Agriculture Program offers courses that focus on ecological farming, quality of life and farm profitability. Our courses are designed to provide training to anyone interested in pursuing a career in sustainable agriculture.
For students not yet ready to embark upon farming as a career path, these courses will further their understanding of ecological land management and sustainable agriculture, and may clarify what role they can contribute as future land stewards, plant breeders, agricultural engineers, garden educators or policy advocates.
Sustainable Agriculture Certificate
The Sustainable Agriculture certificate program is designed to be a multi-faceted training for aspiring farmers and students interested in related careers. Courses provide hands on time on the campus farm to cultivate a working knowledge of ecological farming practices. The Sustainable Agriculture Certificate track is comprised of six required courses. Upon completion of all six classes, students must contact program coordinator to request their final Sustainable Agriculture Certificate.
The Land Stewardship for the Hobby Farmer
The Land Stewardship for the Hobby Farmer institutional award program provides students with the basic essential skills for ecological land management on the market garden scale. Students will gain theoretical as well as hands-on skills and experience, and may choose to specialize in annual crop or livestock management.
The Land Stewardship for the Hobby Farmer Award track is comprised of 3 required courses and 1 elective. Upon completion of all four classes, students must contact program coordinator to request their final Land Stewardship Certificate.
The Green Gardener
The Green Gardener Award introduces students to essential knowledge and skill sets to begin gardening with the seasons in central Texas using eco-friendly methods.
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The Future of Agriculture is at ACC
Did You Know? - Looking to learn more about agriculture, but do not want to complete a certificate program? No problem! Take as few, or as many classes that interest you.
ACC's Elgin Campus is home for our Sustainable Agriculture Certificate program and houses a farm for true hands on experience. For more information on this unique and exciting program, please contact our program coordinator today.