Entrepreneurial & Diversified Ag
A new kind of farmer is looking beyond corn and soybean fields. Farmers trained in the practices of sustainable agriculture can take advantage of emerging markets in local and specialty agricultural products by using entrepreneurial business and niche marketing skills. Sustainable agriculture is economically profitable, ecologically sound, and community-based.
Demand for specialty and locally grown vegetables, fruit, grain, livestock, and related agricultural products have increased in recent years.
Gainful employment reporting (Certificate)
Beginning July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible certification program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here represents only one year’s data but will be updated as more information becomes available.
There were no program completers FY12 in MCC’s Entrepreneurial & Diversified Ag certificate program.
College cost information can be found online at http://www.iavalley.edu/mcc/financial_aid/costs.html.
If you have questions about the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please contact Angie Redmond at 641-844-5712. Additional information about Entrepreneurial & Diversified Ag practitioners and Entrepreneurial & Diversified Ag careers can be found on the O*Net website at http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=sustainable+agriculture&g=Go.
What/Where the jobs are
Farms of all sizes, small businesses with niche marketing products.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Associate in Arts (AA)
Linda Barnes, Linda.Barnes@iavalley.edu