Integrated Agriculture Management
The IAG program will be truly inter-programmatic, drawing upon diverse course offerings by all of the academic programs at the Thompson School of Applied Science. This new program offers you more flexibility in choosing courses of interest in fields related to food and agriculture, than any single Thompson School program currently permits. Our goal is to address the rapidly growing national awareness of the relationships between agriculture, forestry, business management and marketing, nutrition, food systems, the environment and community.
Our new program of study combines sustainable agriculture, organic production, local foods, farmers’ markets, slow food, community supported agriculture, business, nutrition as well as soil, water and forest conservation in a myriad of ways that are driven completely by the student. We’re tapping into a growing desire for specific education and degrees that lead to the career of your choice. With smaller farms starting in suburban areas who wish to offer a diverse array of products, this degree could be the jumping off point to great things. And not just for those who wish to be farmers. The option to combine different program offerings into one degree are endless.
Applicants to Integrated Agriculture Management must present at least two years each of satisfactory work in college preparatory mathematics and sciences. One of the science courses should be biology with a lab.