PLAS 439 or AGRO/HORT 839 – Organic Farming and Food Systems

Greenhouse plants

Instructor: Dr. Charles Francis

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Description: History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to the MS or PhD program.

Course Requirements & Materials:

  • Technical Requirements: PC or laptop/notebook, high-speed Internet access, Windows software package. All materials will be available via Canvas.

This Course is Ideal For…

  • Graduate students interested in learning more about organic farming

Questions About This Module? Contact Leah Sandall at or 402-472-9295.