Table and Chamrbourcin wine grapers are grown at Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon, Mo.

Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of both farmers and consumers by creating agricultural systems that produce food for a growing population in a way that protects the environment and supports healthy, dynamic communities.   Increasingly, farmers are looking for creative ways to increase and diversify farm income, while consumers are seeking sustainably raised food produced close to home.  A Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Sustainable Agriculturel provides the skills and knowledge to incorporate economic viability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility in food and farming systems.  Some of the areas studied include:   theory and practice of sustainable agriculture, community food systems, advanced sustainable production systems, and an introducation to soils.   Some career opportunities include production, sales and marketing, government, and non-governmenatl organizaitons. 

Photo by Kyle Spradley, CAFNR Marketing and Communications

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: