Sustainable Agriculture Degree Program Now Offered at Trent University


Innovative academic programming remains true to Trent’s values and traditions

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Peterborough

Responsive to the trends and demand from prospective students, Trent University is pleased to offer the new Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems degree program, pending Ministry approval, beginning in September, 2011.

The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Program will offer two interdisciplinary degrees, giving students the opportunity to learn about the challenges and benefits of producing healthy, sustainable and affordable food, learning from professors in environmental science, anthropology, biology, international development studies, and other fields.

Study topics will range from prospects for local agriculture to the place of food in global trade, with resulting career options for students such as organic farming, agro-tourism, food-policy analysis and land-use consulting. Visit

Based on Trent's interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, the new Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Program is one of many programs, departments, research centres and institutes involved in Trent’s Centre of Knowledge in the Environment, where the University’s commitment, academic excellence and leadership in the environment since its inception in 1964 are exemplified.


For more information, please contact: Dr. Stephen Bocking, chair of Environmental and Resource Science/Studies, 705-748-1011 ext. 7883,