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Sustainable Ag: Issues & Practices

Credits: 2
Course Number: 10-090-111

Course Description

10-090-111 SUSTAINABLE AG: ISSUES & PRACTICES ...use critical thinking skills to compare organic and sustainable agricultural practices with industrial agriculture. Explore food production issues including antibiotics, herbicides, hormones, GMOs, animal welfare, crop yields, nutrients, and pollution.

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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What will I learn?

  1. Compare Organic Agriculture, Sustainable & conventional agriculture
  2. Investigate organic soils and land access issues
  3. Debate current issues in GMO seed use
  4. Explore plant management practices and issues
  5. Compare organic animal stewardship to conventional management.
  6. Outline issues related to hunger, social justice, worker rights, farm prices, climate change
  7. Review National Organic Program (NOP) certification

Class Details

Class Number:
Blended - 50%-99% Online
Fall 2023
Valerie Dantoin
Date Range:
Estimated Cost:
$322.10 *

Class Notes

  • This class is taught through a combination of in-person and online instruction. Students will attend live portions of the class at the dates, times, and location specified. The remaining instruction will be accessed anywhere using internet. For more information regarding this delivery and how to access your class, see www.nwtc.edu/blendedfaq.

Meeting Times

Dates Day(s) / Time Location(s)
08/12/23 - 10/09/23 Anytime
08/17/23 - 10/05/23 Th
1:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Green Bay Campus Room LH104

* Cost displayed is an estimate and may be discounted if attendees are residents of Northeast Wisconsin Back to cost