Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-090-111 058767 Sustainable Ag: Issues & Practices
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-090-111 SUSTAINABLE AG: ISSUES & PRACTICES ...use critical thinking skills to compare organic and sustainable agricultural practices with industrial agriculture. Explore food production issues including antibiotics, herbicides, hormones, GMOs, animal welfare, crop yields, nutrients, and pollution.
Total Credits2
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Compare Organic Agriculture, Sustainable & conventional agriculture
  2. Investigate organic soils and land access issues
  3. Debate current issues in GMO seed use
  4. Explore plant management practices and issues
  5. Compare organic animal stewardship to conventional management.
  6. Outline issues related to hunger, social justice, worker rights, farm prices, climate change
  7. Review National Organic Program (NOP) certification