ICC to offer Intro to Sustainable Agriculture

Published 6:02 pm Friday, May 11, 2012

An eight-week Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture course will begin May 17 and meet each Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus.
Presented by a variety of in­structors under the di­rection of Polk County’s Director of Agricultural Development, Lynn Sprague, the course will cover the basics of sustainable agriculture, soils, herbs, fruits and vegetables, poultry, goats, forestry and marketing.
“This class has been a great way to introduce students to regional resource people who are passionate about local agriculture and eager to share their knowledge. Many of them are now teaching courses as we’ve expanded to a more comprehensive program,” said Sprague.
Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture is one of the required courses to earn the Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture now being offered through Isothermal Community College. Working toward this certificate, the student will gain the business knowledge vital to operating a fi­nancially successful enterprise along with technical training in a broad range of agricultural topics.
For more information or to register for this or any other classes, call Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center at 828.894.3092.
– article submitted
by Kate Barkschat

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