Washington State University recently announced it will offer an online graduate certificate in sustainable agriculture starting this spring.
The nine-credit certificate focuses on researching, assessing and improving sustainable agriculture. WSU has offered the certificate on campus since 2008.
It is designed for researchers already enrolled in graduate-level agriculture programs and for working professionals such as farmers, organic certifying agents and corporate sustainability officers, said Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, the professor directing the program.
The certificate includes a hands-on internship or practicum that lets students apply their knowledge in their own communities and network with prospective employers.
Applicants will need a bachelor's degree and a 3.0 grade-point average in a related field.
Go to http://online.wsu. edu/cert/sustainableAg.aspx for more information.