Sustainable Food & Fiber
Track Advisor: Jodi Johnson-Maynard, Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
Recently there has been greater interest in understanding the linkages between food production, processing, marketing and human health issues such as food security and obesity. Basic understanding of how the agronomic, social, economic and political aspects of food systems work together to influence food access at the community, regional and global scales is key to redesigning food systems for enhanced sustainability.
The purpose of this PSM track is to train individuals who understand the complex, dynamic system behaviors that determine the availability and accessibility of quality food. Course work will span the disciplines of plant and soil science, agricultural economics and food science and is designed to provide experience both with sustainable production as well as communication and adult education.
: At a minimum, students entering the program in this track are expected to have successfully completed college level introductory courses in biology, chemistry, physics and algebra.