2018-2019 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

AGF 120 Summer/Fall Crops Practicum

(Contact Hours: 6) This course will engage students directly with the planting, production, harvesting, and post-harvest management of summer/fall food crops for use in healthy menu plans and preparation. Aspects of farm and garden systems, including soils, pest and disease control, fertility, weed control, and composting systems for reclaiming organic wastes for agricultural use will be covered. Students will learn about the seasonality of crops in Michigan; specifically, the importance of summer- and fall-harvested crops to our year-round local food supply as well as understanding use in diet/menu planning for optimal nutrition. Practices and technologies for extending the growing season will be introduced. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.