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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
Spring 2024
Valerie Dantoin
Date Range:
Estimated Cost:
$0.00 *

Class Notes

  • April 5: meet from 3:30 – 4:30 pm virtually LIVE in Teams April 5 through August 8: self-paced August 9: 10 am-4 pm in person (location to be included in class materials) NOTES: 1. April 5: 3:30 - 4:30 pm, in the hour-long, virtual session, you'll get the overview of topics the courses cover. Understand the course structure in Canvas (learning platform). Set up a plan to work through the content modules. A recording of this session will be available but live-virtual participation is preferred. 2. April 5 through August 8: Complete coursework as described in Canvas. 3. August 9: 10:00 am arrive at designated location or farm. Complete hands-on activities. Session ends at 4:00 pm. Lunch is included in the cost.

Meeting Times

Dates Day(s) / Time Location(s)
04/05/24 - 08/09/24 Anytime
04/05/24 F
4:01 PM - 4:30 PM
Web Conference
08/09/24 F
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
To be Determined

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