PASA Member Delaware Valley College set to open sustainable ag center this fall.
PASA Member, Delaware Valley College is opening a 140-acre center for sustainable agriculture in North Wales, Pa., this fall to prepare its students to serve as leaders in sustainable agriculture and provide a hub for community education, and partnerships.
At the core of The Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a new specialization in Sustainable Agriculture Systems, which will prepare students for careers in sustainable agriculture.
The specialization offers students the unique opportunity to learn about both plant and animal agriculture through classroom, lab, and farm experiences. Students from all majors will have the option of completing a minor in sustainable agriculture.
“DelVal students will be prepared to lead the conversations around sustainable agriculture in an informed way,” said Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Russell Redding. “Food and natural resource demands are growing, and we’ll have to do more with less water, land, and energy. Sustainable agriculture principles are important today and critical to our future.”
“There’s growing student and public interest around sustainable agriculture,” said Redding. “Students can now come to DelVal and look at organic, sustainable, and conventional practices, learn about the science, and gain the hands-on experience.”
The Center and the new specialization are part of the College’s commitment to educating students about the full spectrum of agriculture production options.
Through the Center, students and faculty will now have an area committed to sustainable agriculture where they can experiment with different production and management techniques to see sustainable principles in action.