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Lead Grassroots Efforts to Fight Hunger in a Changing World. Agricultural Volunteers work with small-scale farmers and families to increase food security and production and adapt to climate change while promoting environmental conservation practices. They introduce farmers to techniques that prevent soil erosion, reduce the use of harmful pesticides, and replenish the soil. They work alongside farmers on integrated projects that often combine vegetable gardening, livestock management, agroforestry, and nutrition education.  

Students who choose Agriculture, take three courses from one of the following areas:

  • Business Economics
  • Economics
  • Biology

Recommended courses:

  • AETH 2283 Environmental Justice

  • AETH 2284 Environmental Ethics

  • ANTH 3600 Anthropological Research Methods

  • BIOL 1074 Biology of Food

  • BIOL 3319 Zoology Field Experience

  •  ECON 2112 Economic Aspects of Current Social Problems

  • ECON 2120 Environmental Economics

  • ECON 2185 Regional Economic Development

  • ECON 3230 Comparative Economic Systems

  • ECON 3231 International Trade

  • ECON 3233 International Economic Policy and Finance

  • ECON 3235 Economic Development

  • ENGR 1031 Fundamentals of Engineering

  • POLI 2474 International Environmental Policy

And build 50 hours of related field experience through an activity such as: 

  • Working or interning with a large-scale or family-run business involving vegetable gardening, farming, nursery work, tree planting or care, urban forestry, landscaping, livestock care and management, or fish cultivation and production
  • Working with the Green Village Initiative, a community partner
  • Food Security research opportunities in the Center for Social Impact
  • Interning with African Sky – ie., Women’s Onion Collective
  • Teaching or tutoring the public in environmental or agricultural issues/activities
  • Working on the business management or marketing side of a commercial farm
  • Join the Engineers Without Borders Club and Participate in its community projects
  • Enrolling in a service learning or practicum course like:
    • ENVT 3980 Environment Internship*
    • BIOL 3319 Zoology Field Experience 
  • Students can work with the career counselor in their school or college to assist them with finding internship, volunteer, research or experiential learning opportunities to support their sector of choice.



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