Applied Minor

Sustainable Agriculture Applied Minor

Through the applied minor in sustainable agriculture, you will engage in different elements of food and agricultural systems, ranging from the soil to plants to production processes and the global economy.

Program Details

The flexibility of the sustainable agriculture applied minor means that you can pursue the facets of food and agricultural systems that are of most interest to you.


To complete this applied minor, students must take the following course:

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Additionally, students must complete five courses, at least two each from natural sciences and social sciences.

Co-curricular activity

You will also complete a set of experiences totaling 30 hours or more, approved by applied minor faculty. These experiences could include:

  • Volunteering or working at a farm or garden.
  • Leading a project at Miller Farm.
  • Volunteering or working with a Farmer’s Market or other organization focused on agriculture and/or food systems.
  • Leading the Miller Farm sustainable agriculture course.
  • Conducting Epic Advantage or summer research focused on agriculture or food systems as approved by applied minor faculty.
  • Participating in a farm/agricultural-focused conference for instance, the Indiana Small Farms Conference.

Culminating experience

A poster or oral presentation at Epic Expo or another conference (for example, Indiana Small Farms Conference, Ohio Small Farms Conference, professional conferences, etc.) that demonstrates connections between curricular and co-curricular components of the applied minor.