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Agriculture Classes and Experiences

Lead grassroots efforts to fight hunger in a changing world. Agricultural Volunteers work with small-scale farmers and families to increase food security and production and adapt to climate change while promoting environmental conservation practices. They introduce farmers to techniques that prevent soil erosion, reduce the use of harmful pesticides, and replenish the soil. They work alongside farmers on integrated projects that often combine vegetable gardening, livestock management, agroforestry, and nutrition education.

If you choose Agriculture, take three courses from one of the following areas:

  • Business or economics
  • Biology

Recommended courses:

  • BIOL191- Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL192- Intro to the Diversity of Live
  • BIOL304- Foundations of Ecology and Evolution
  • ECON202-Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON201- Principles of Macroeconomics

And build 50 hours of related field experience through an activity such as:

Boise State Opportunities

  • Volunteer or apply for an Internship with Global Gardens
  • Volunteer with 4-H through an Idaho Extension office
  • Working with a large-scale or family-run business involving vegetable gardening, farming, nursery work, tree planting or care, urban forestry, landscaping, livestock care and management, or fish cultivation and production
  • Teaching or tutoring the public in environmental or agricultural issues/activities
  • Working on the business management or marketing side of a commercial farm