Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate
If you've owned your own business or you have strong marketing skills, and you'd like to learn the how-to of food production in this region, then earning your Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate is the perfect next step.
After completing this certificate, you'll be able to:
- Explain the science behind plant growth and soil health, and how to improve both through ecologically sustainable methods.
- Start fruit and vegetable plants from seed and from cuttings, in preparation for small- and mid-scale farm production.
- Take advantage of season extension methods like hoop houses or high tunnels.
- Recognize pest and disease pressure in plant crops.
- Harvest, wash, and pack vegetables for best shelf life and delivery to grocers/chefs.
Total Cost of Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate
(in-district) Total Amount: $2,413.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 18
Weeks to Complete: 32
What makes MCC's Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?
- You'll learn from in-depth classroom and hands-on experience in organic food production on MCC's student farm.
- Local food entrepreneurs provide real world examples in your classes.
In addition to the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate, we offer:
What you need to know about getting your Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate (CIP 1.0601 )
|Additional Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate Costs||$406.00||$406.00||$406.00||$406.00|
About this Career
- Farm laborer, crew supervisor, or farm manager
- Private grower/gardener for chefs or other individuals
- Farm manager or greenhouse supervisor for non-profits, educational institutions, school gardens
- Landscape, nursery, or floral worker
- Grocery store product department supervisor, aggregator, or food hub worker
|Occupation and Occupational Profile Link||SOC Code|
|Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1041.00|
|Farm and Ranch Managers||11-9013.02|
|Nursery and Greenhouse Managers||11-9013.01|
How will MCC's Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?
- Courses feature guest presenters who are farmers and food business owners sharing real world experience and pathways to careers.
- You'll have access to the Center for Agrarian Learning which hosts presentations and workshops by regional leaders.
- Take advantage of the Career Services department and the resources available for career information, resume building and job search activities.
What have graduates gone on to do?
- Pursue a baccalaureate degree which could lead to a career in sustainable agriculture, food systems planning, rural development, public policy or public health.
- Work for food and farm businesses as field crew supervisors or managers.
- Own a farm business
- Install and maintain food gardens for private individuals, K-12 schools, and others.
Outside the Classroom
We understand that experiential learning opportunities are critical to the early stages of farmer success so we've made this program as hands-on as possible. You'll experience all aspects of farm production from seed to wash/pack in your agriculture practicum and agriculture internship.