Sustainable, Organic, and Alternative Agriculture Production

FAQ

Exactly how many classes are required?

Eight. There are eight core classes - Organic and Alternative Agricultural System, The Philosophy of Agriculture, Agroecology, Introduction to Soil Science, Farm & Ranch Business Management, Business Mathematics, Animal Science, and Introduction to Composition. 

That's not very many classes, what else to I need to know?

There are three internships that are required - Fall Internship (2 credits), Summer Cooperative Education (5 credits), and Spring Internship (2 credits). These are all on-farm (or on-facility) experiences set up in coordination with you, Dr. Humphreys and the owner of the operation where the internship will happen. There are specific learning outcomes that will be written as well as a set number of hours spent at the internship site to receive credit. That sounds real formal (and it is), but we'll make sure that the internship site is a good fit for you and the goals you have for learning.

What kind of housing is available?

We're planning on reserving campus apartments specifically for our program at Trapper Village West. There's other options like on-campus dormitories and off-campus apartments. There may be limited space at some of the internship sites

Contact

Micah Humphreys
Micah.Humphreys@nwc.edu
Associate Professor of Agroecology and Range Management
307-754-6465