Sustainable agriculture strives to produce food in a way that maintains the health of the land, protects the people who work it, and benefits those who enjoy its abundance.
Grade Levels: 7 to Adult
This program provides an inside look at an organic farm and an organic retail store and discusses the day-to-day challenges and rewards of working in this field. Organic farming includes a wide range of jobs in production, marketing and distribution.
Organic farming is a very competitive business, but for people with an interest in growing food, plus muscle power and brains, it can be a rewarding career. Many people in this industry grew up on farms, but there are also opportunities to start at an entry level and learn the business. It is by definition local, so there are opportunities anywhere, in both rural and urban settings.
Jobs profiled in this program include:
Farm Manager, Retail Sales Manager, Organic Produce Buyer.
Click here to download a Sustainable Agriculture study guide.