The Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Education Network

OSAEN

 

The Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Education Network (OSAEN) is a consortium of faculty members from Ohio colleges and universities. We share the goal of strengthening Ohio’s offering of applied programs in the production of food, fuel and fiber in ways that balance and mutually support the economic, environmental, and social sides of farms and farming. The Ohio State University’s Agroecosystems Management Program facilitates the network. Partners in the network are collaborating to develop programs, improve the quality and consistency of educational experiences and offer multiple pathways from certificate and associate degree programs to baccalaureate and graduate degrees in Sustainable Agriculture.

For more information about the educational goals of the network, the benefits of a sustainable agriculture degree, and current sustainable agriculture opportunities in Ohio, see below or click here.

 

 

What is Sustainable Ag?

What do students learn? Cows grazing

 

 

Where can students pursue a sustainable agriculture degree in Ohio?

Bachelor of Science degrees (4 year)

The Ohio State University

School of Environment and Natural Resources

Columbus, Ohio

Certificate/Degree(s) offered:

  • B.S. in Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Agriculture Specialization

  • Sustainable Agriculture minor

Visit the program website: https://senr.osu.edu/undergraduate/majors/natural-resource-management

Contact:

Jeff Sharp, PhD
Director, School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
Email: sharp.123@osu.edu

 

Central State University

Department of Agricultural Sciences

Wilberforce, Ohio

Certificate/Degree(s) offered:

  • B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture

Visit the program website: http://www.centralstate.edu/academics/cse/pages04.php?num=42

Contact:

Cadance Lowell, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Central State University
Phone: 937-376-6274
Email: clowell@centralstate.edu

 

Associate of Science degrees (2 year) and certificates

Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), The Ohio State University

Wooster, Ohio

Certificate/Degree(s) offered:

  • A.S. in Sustainable Agriculture with transition to B.S. in Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Agriculture specialization at OSU.

Visit the program website: https://ati.osu.edu/sustainable-agriculture

Contact:

V. Ryan Haden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Soil Science and Agronomy
The Ohio State University - ATI
Phone: 607-229-9922
Email: haden.9@osu.edu

 

Lorain County Community College

Sustainable Agriculture Program

Elyria, Ohio

Certificate/Degree(s) offered:
Four stacking degree options:

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Sustainable Agriculture (2-year)
  • One-year Technical Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture
  • Short-term Technical Certificate in Specialty Crops
  • Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

Visit the program website: www.lorainccc.edu/sustain

Contact:

Brett Joseph, LL.M., Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Phone: (440) 366-7247
Cell: (440) 265-1089
Email: bjoseph@lorainccc.edu

 

MORE OPTIONS COMING SOON!

The Ohio State University, major and specializations

Stark State College, certificate and associate degree programs

Zane State College, associate degree programs