Agriculture and Food Systems, AAS

This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students until further notice.


The Agriculture and Food Systems program prepares students to develop and manage a small farm or pursue careers in the agricultural and horticultural sciences, agronomy, or crop production. Students learn the fundamentals of crop production, soil management, and farm operations. The program focuses on the integration of food and farming in small-scale systems that enhance the well-being of the environment and communities. Through laboratory courses, field trips, and internships on the FVCC campus farm and in the community, the Agriculture and Food Systems program provides students with a fun, hands-on, multidisciplinary experience in agriculture and food systems.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate knowledge of crop and soil management practices;
  • Describe the components and complexities of our modern food system;
  • Identify, diagnose, and manage pests and diseases of crop plants;
  • Consider the whole-farm implications of their management decisions;
  • Safely and effectively operate farm machinery and equipment;
  • Describe various marketing opportunities in small and large-scale agriculture; and
  • Identify the necessary steps to start and operate a small-scale business.


First Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 15


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 15


Second Year


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