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  1. Sustainable Agriculture At Johnson County Community College

  2. Collaborative start • 2007 USDA Grant application “to link local food growers, chefs and the entrepreneurship program.” • K-State Horticulture Research and Extension • JCCC • Horticulture • Entrepreneurship • Hospitality Management (Chefs) • “Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate (Market Farming)”

  3. First year 2008: Practicum at K-State Horticulture Research Station

  4. Shifting Partnership 2010, K-State partner moved on, needed new site for student farm

  5. JCCC Campus Farm Fall 2010, cover crop only

  6. 2011: First full growing season

  7. Sustainability • Emphasize organic practices (most sustainable ecological methods) • Recognize and teach options for carefully managed synthetic inputs (financial sustainability) • Some discussion of social sustainability (cooperative marketing, CSA, equitable labor practices)

  8. Future directions • Expanding beyond entrepreneurship (other elective emphases) • Becoming our own program (out from “under” Horticulture) • Further grant opportunities • Additional partnerships • Organic certification component • Associates degree

  9. Challenges • Enrollment roller coaster • Tight budgets • Suburban, commuter campus • No transfer program to K-State

  10. Questions?

  11. Contacts: Stu Shafer, Professor, Chair: sshafer@jccc.edu Mike Ryan, Campus Farm Manager: mryan11@jccc.edu