Flathead Valley Communtiy College: Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems (AAS)

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Flathead Valley Communtiy College: Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems (AAS)

777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell, Montana 59901, United States

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While enrolled in the program, individuals will learn the fundamentals of crop, soil, and livestock management, along with the business skills necessary to operate a farm enterprise. The program focuses on the integration of crop and livestock production principles to create sustainable farming and food systems. Through laboratory courses, field trips, and internships on the FVCC campus farm and in the community, the Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems program provides students with a hands-on, multidisciplinary experience in agriculture and food systems. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Describe the components and complexities of our modern food system;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of crop and livestock production methods;
  • Identify, diagnose and manage pests and diseases of crop plants and livestock;
  • Consider the whole-farm implications of their management decisions;
  • Safely and effectively operate farm machinery and equipment;
  • Describe various marketing opportunities in small and large-scale agriculture; and
  • Identify the necessary steps to start and operate a new business.

About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems in collaboration with the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). The Lyson Center is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).

 

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