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Sustainable Food and Farming Systems

Learn how to design and manage a small farm enterprise. Study the principles of sustainable agriculture including non-chemical pest and soil management. Investigate organic, local, and urban agriculture systems and study the resilience of the American food system. Gain hands-on experience at the new Purdue University student farm.

This is a comprehensive, science-based degree program that will prepare you to manage low-input farming enterprises and for a career in many other agricultural and environmental professional fields.

Plan of Study

Sustainable Food and Farming Systems Webpage

Transfer to Sustainable Food and Farming Systems

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
(765) 494-1302

College of Agriculture

Careers in Sustainable Food and Farming Systems

You will be prepared to sustainably manage large or small farms, to work for industry as crop and pest management consultants, to influence policy and education through government organizations such as the Cooperative Extension Service and to work for non-profit organizations. You will also be prepared to enter graduate school programs in ecology, pest management, cropping systems, and many others.

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