Agriculture has long been the back-bone of the United States, particularly in the Midwestern states like Ohio. In fact, even today, Ohio is a leader producer of soybeans and corn. However, with environmental changes, a global economy, and world-wide population growth, the nature of agriculture is changing. There is more and more interest in organic foods and crop production that minimizes impact to the environment – but that can continue to feed the world.

Sustainable Agriculture Program
Sustainable Agriculture Program

This program aims to educate students about the sustainable agriculture movement, provide hands-on experience with proven techniques, inspire creative thinking about the future of the industry, and graduate students who are ready to join the agricultural workforce.

Learn about the Specialty Gardens on LCCC’s campus. 

The program offers a short-term certificate that can be earned in one semester, a one-year certificate, and an Associate Degrees. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.

Upcoming Events

The LCCC campus is a second home to many students, but did you know it is also a primary, secondary, or temporary home to over 120 bird species? Join the Specialty Gardens Coordinator for her Bird Walk and Talks and explore the different natural areas of the campus in search of migrants and year-round residents. While searching, we will discuss the pros and cons of the habitats we are searching for and the species that could be or have been found there. Binoculars are available upon request.

All sessions are listed here as one event, but you can attend a single session or as many as you want. Meet at the fountain in the central courtyard. Dress for the weather. A session will be canceled only in the event of high winds or heavy rain.

Register with Danielle Squire to let her know you’re coming for each session you plan to attend.

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

Join three excellent faculty with diverse areas of expertise who are devoted to helping you explore the wide array of careers in sustainable agriculture. SAGR 114 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture offers a perfect combination of pre-scheduled farm tours with flexible scheduling. You can choose to tour on Fridays OR Saturdays from 1 – 3 p.m. Visit the local farms and gardens who are cultivating food and community in Northeast Ohio. You can complete the online lecture according to your own schedule. Grow your own spirit of resilience!

Sustainable Agriculture Programs at LCCC 

Permaculture Design Certification

Includes 5 credit hours:

Short-Term Technical Certificates

Ecological Landscaper

Specialty Crop Growers

One-Year Certificates

BASF Plant Science Certification

Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

Associate Degrees

Associate of Science in Sustainable Agriculture

University Partnership Program

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree – On LCCC’s Campus

Some Sustainable Agriculture Program courses may transfer to this university partnership program:

  Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University   

Contact the Program Coordinator

Dr. Ruby Beil
(440) 366-7222