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Sustainability in Agriculture has become increasingly important over recent times. It is no longer sufficient to just be productive and the cost of production is no longer just thought of in terms of money.  The environmental resources of a farm as well as the financial must not deteriorate if a farm is to continue to exist into the future.

 

This course was developed John Mason author of the best selling book \\\\\\\"Sustainable Agriculture 2nd ed.\\\\\\\" published by Landlinks Press (CSIRO) in response to the growing demand for quality education in sustainability.

 

The aims of this course are:

  • Explain the broad possibilities for improving sustainability on farms.
  • Explain how to avoid serious degradation of soils on a farm through sustainable management.
  • Explain the broad possibilities for improving sustainability on farms.
  • Explain how to avoid too serious degradation of soils on a farm through water management.
  • Discuss Economic Rules that apply to a farm Enterprise.
  • Crop management techniques for sustainability.
  • Minimising degradation through planning and management.
  • Evaluate the financial viability and potential of animal enterprises.

 

Career Prospects

  • Make your farm more sustainable, economically and environmentally
  • Discover new ways to improve farm sustainability
  • Improve your career prospects in the agriculture industry; as a farmer, farm worker, consultant, teacher or working in a farm supply or service business


Course Delivery

This course is delivered 100% online. Upon enrolment students are issued with a log-in and password, providing access to OCA\\\\\\\'s e-learning centre.

 

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Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Sustainable Agriculture. There are no pre-requisites to this course.

 

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