Organic Agriculture

Students entering into the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program share a common first year of core courses. During the first year, students are encouraged to discuss their future plans with staff and faculty to help them decide on one of the four majors, Organic Agriculture being one of them.

The Organic Agriculture major offers students an integrated approach to learning in the rapidly expanding world of organic agriculture. Courses encompass food production, food security, organic processing and marketing, environmental health and rural community sustainability. How various factors influence one another is considered in the design and operation of crop and livestock production systems that are socially responsible, ecologically sound, agronomically feasible and economically sustainable.

What's it like to be an Organic Agriculture student?

Michelle Lamarre head shotMeet Michelle Lamarre. Michelle is completing her fourth and final year in a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Michelle participates in many opportunities within both the school and Guelph community, making her an ideal candidate to highlight ways to get involved and make a difference. Fun fact: Michelle pursued a career as a professional cook before coming to U of G. Read Michelle's full profile >

Admission Requirements & Course Descriptions

For admission requirements and detailed course descriptions, consult the University of Guelph Undergraduate Program Calendar >

Department Offering this Program

Offered and administered by the Department of Plant Agriculture and the School of Environmental Sciences. This program is offered at the Guelph campus.

Four male students working in the urban organic farm

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