Black Hawk College is committed to promoting the fields of horticulture and agriculture as career choices and is persistent in its mission to engage the community through increased consciousness of the interconnections of the two industries as associated with food production. Black Hawk College embraces a universal goal to further awareness and educate as to alternative crops, with special interest in organic food production, and strategies fostering sustainable agriculture. Program objectives include, but not be limited to, increased awareness of environmental stewardship and organic farming practices, as well as direct student experience in production, marketing and sales.
Educational curriculum involving sustainable agriculture practices, with special interest in organic food crops and horticultural roles in food production as well as agricultural marketing, sales, and business. Crops grown by students for the 2013 season include three varieties of tomatoes (two are heirloom), green, red and yellow bell peppers, green beans, and sweet corn.
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