Welcome to Toward a Sustainable Agriculture, a curriculum for high school students!

Table of Contents

Module I: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

Section A: What makes agriculture “sustainable”?
Section B: The Big Picture: Systems
Section C: Sustainability in Action: Case Studies
Section D: Reflecting and Creating
Additional Resources
Evaluation

Module II: Corn, Beans, and Burgers: Issues in Sustainable Field Crop Production

Section A: Field Crops in the Food System
Section B: Real People, Real Farms – Case Studies
Section C: Field Crops in the Agro-ecosystem
Section D: Economics of Sustainable Field Cropping
Section E: GMOs – Boon, Bane, or in-between
Resources
Evaluation Materials
Career Information

Module III: Fur, Feathers, and Fins – Animals in our food

Section A: Animals in the Food System
Section B: Real People, Real Farms – Case Studies
Section C: Animals in the Agro-ecosystem
Section D: Economics of Sustainable Animal Agriculture
Section E: Regulation and handling of animal products: a special challenge
Additional Resources
Evaluation
Career Information

Module IV: Apples, Beets, and Zinnias: Sustainable Horticulture

Section A: Fruits and Vegetables in the Food System
Section B: Encountering Real Examples
Section C: Agroecology of Horticultural Production
Section D: The Economics of Sustainable Horticulture
Section E: Slow Food – A Different Choice
Resources
Evaluation Materials
Career Information

Module V: A Growing Market: Organic Agriculture

Section A: What is Organic Agriculture?
Section B: Real People, Real Farms – Case Studies
Section C: The Agroecology of Organic Agriculture
Section D: The Economics of Organic Agriculture
Section E: Beyond Organic
Resources
Evaluation

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