Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship

This is a noncredit Continuing Education program.

Sustainable agriculture is the farming industry of the future.

Plant the seeds toward your career goals with Austin Community College's Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship program. Offered through ACC Continuing Education, the noncredit program will equip students with the tools they need to develop a profitable business in this growing industry. Whether you're new to farming or have an established farm, you can learn what it takes to grow sustainable crops and bring them to market.

The following certificates are available:

  • Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Agriculture - A general certificate giving students broad knowledge in sustainable agriculture and running a business

Shorter, more focused certificates that can be earned on their own or in conjunction with the general certificate:

  • Agriculture Sustainability
  • Sustainable Vegetable Production

What skills can I gain?

Students will be introduced to the economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainable agriculture. They will also learn business principles to make a sustainable farm successful, including land management and production, design and innovation, and how to market and profit from a sustainable agriculture business. Courses will include fundamentals of soil science and land management as well as organic crop production.

Where is the program offered?

Sustainable agriculture classes are taught at ACC's Elgin Campus.

Where can I work with this education?

Students will have the skills needed to work in the growing sustainable agriculture industry, including potentially operating their own sustainable farms.

How do I get started?

Visit Continuing Education to register for classes.

Students may also register in person at Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., or by phone at (512) 223.7542.