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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Agricultural Stewardship and Conservation

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Robert Shannon
119 Ag. Administration Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-6942

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Stewardship and Conservation (AGCNS)

The Chesapeake Bay Program and other local, state, and federal initiatives to protect surface and groundwater resources have increasingly focused on agricultural best management practices. A significant demand has been created for professinals trained in these best management practices and the ability to plan and implement them in a wide variety of agricultural systems. The goal of the certificate program in Agricultural Stewardship and Conservation is to provide enhanced knowledge for planning, designing, and implementing best management practices on agricultural lands that contribute to soil health while preventing soil erosion, controlling runoff and managing nutrient inputs and outputs, all of which serve to protect ground and surface waters. Local, state and federal policies and regulations pertaining to agricultural stewardship are addressed, as well as certification requirements for agricultural and nutrient management specialists to work in the field of agricultural erosion and sediment control and nutrient management in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 


REQUIRED COURSES (11-14 credits)
SOILS 101(3)
ASM 327(3) or BE 307(3) or SOILS 422(4)
SOILS 418(3)
ERM 426(1)
ERM 495(1-3) or ERM 496(1-3)


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