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Organic Agriculture Systems

Organic
Agriculture
Systems
Now offered at WSU Pullman and Everett

Multiple Pathways

WSU Pullman

Aerial view of Pullman, Washington

  • Experience a traditional large campus in the rolling hills of the Palouse region
  • Enjoy PAC-12 sports
  • Gain valuable experience working on the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm
  • Participate in cutting-edge research on the Pullman campus

 
For more information, contact:

Colette Casavant
AFS/IPS Academic Coordinator
WSU CAHNRS, Pullman
colette.casavant@wsu.edu
509-335-8406

WSU Everett

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  • Experience a small urban campus
  • Enjoy the cultural amenities of the Puget Sound region
  • Work on a variety of local organic farms
  • Participate in cutting-edge research at the Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center

For more information, contact:

Bri Ewing
Clinical Assistant Professor
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC
bri.ewing@wsu.edu
360-416-5208

Our Programs

4 Year Major

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The organic food and beverage market is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture, with retail sales generally increasing between 10 and 20 percent annually since 1997. The growing demand for organic products has created the need for employees who understand the unique production, processing, and marketing approaches used in organic agriculture. This revolutionary new major is the first of its kind to be offered in the United States. Students in this major take a diverse array of courses in the agricultural, economic, and social sciences, as well as a number of courses focused on organic production practices.

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18 Credit Certificate

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The Certificate in Organic Agriculture can be taken online or on the Pullman campus along with a major in another field, or as a stand-alone educational experience. The certificate is ideal for professionals working in agriculture or related fields wanting an in-depth knowledge of organic systems, and current students in other majors at WSU with an interest in organic agriculture.

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Endless Opportunities

Careers

Organic Agriculture Systems graduates have numerous career opportunities, including:

  • Organic Farmer/Rancher
  • Organic Certifying Agent
  • Organic Materials Specialist
  • Organic Consultant
  • Organic Products Purchaser
  • Health Food Store Manager

Learning & Networking

  • Scholarship opportunities available
  • Customize your major for both campuses
  • Participate in a local or global internship
  • Join the Organic Agriculture Club
  • Network with industry professionals and WSU alumni
  • Expand your global knowledge in organic agriculture and study abroad
  • Choose from numerous minors including Soil Science, Viticulture & Enology, and Environmental Science

From Our Students

Man holding a box of produce on a farm

Bobby Butler

Instructor & Manager, Urban Agriculture Program, Highline College, WA

“As a teacher, I am constantly looking through my course materials from WSU—all of it has been invaluable to my current position. As a farmer, the practical and scientific knowledge that I gained from the major has been paramount in the success of my sustainable farm.”

A man, woman, and child in front of a sign that read Omache Farm

Jason & Margaret Parsley

Omache Farm

“I participated in a full-fledged Organic Ag. program that allowed me the flexibility to personalize my major based on my specific interests. The quality people I connected with through this program were the most important—many still remain mentors and resources for me today.”

A woman holding a chicken

Jaimi Lambert

Growing Roots Farm
 
“The Organic Ag program at WSU provided me both academic and hands-on learning. It successfully prepared me for the M.S. in Agriculture and the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture.”