The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) undergraduate minor fosters active and experiential learning about agriculture and food system sustainability.

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What is Sustainability?








 The living systems of the planet that support our food, fiber, fuel, and future needs.  The health, education, governance and community networks that fulfill our needs.  The expression of human value for natural, human, and financial resources.

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Core Courses

 CSS 124

CSS 124: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

... each module has helped me to open my eyes and become much more informed with the different facets of sustainability, food systems, agriculture, and the civil discourse of the many ''wicked problems'' we face in both the US and abroad. Thank you!

Anon, Spring 2018

CSS 224 

CSS 224: Sustainable Farm & Food System Field Course


"The best part is getting to see so many types of agriculture"
Megan, 2017

Meeting times:

2020 Field Trip dates (tentative - subject to update):
SATURDAYS Sept. 12, Sept. 19th, and Oct. 3rd

2020 Course Meeting dates (subject to update):
FRIDAYS Sept. 4, 18, 25, and Oct. 9th & 16th

Class will officially end by Oct. 31. 2020

CSS 424

CSS 424: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Integration and Synthesis

Having an end-product that is really going to be utilized as opposed to a hypothetical answer to a problem put before us is really rewarding.

Tatum, Fall 2018