Tropical Farming Certificate
The Tropical Farming Certificate provides a pathway to a career in agriculture and a potential link to further educational opportunities. In addition to the standard offering of classes at the UH Hilo main campus, courses will be periodically taught at off-campus agricultural facilities of the University of Hawaii System and other cooperators when funding is available from educational and rural development grants and other sources.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate competence with both laboratory and field-based techniques used in modern tropical agricultural production systems.
- Understand how global issues including climate change, energy use, chemical use, water availability and food safety impact sustainability of agricultural systems.
- Apply principles of business, marketing and management to an agricultural enterprise in developing the various components of a business plan.
- Describe and assess the influence of plant and (or) animal production systems and their management on environmental sustainability and restoration.
- Demonstrate an appreciation and an ability to communicate the diverse impacts of agriculture on humankind.
Requirements (21 credits):
- AG 205 Value Added Ag Products (3) or FDSC 201 Man's Food (3)
- AG 215 Agro-Environmental Chemistry (3)
- AG 230 Sustainable Agriculture (3)
- AG 290 Stud Mgt Farm Enterp Prj (1–3) or AG 291 Directed Work Experience Pgm (3)
- AGEC 330 Farm Management (3)
- AGEN 301 Farm Power (3)
- HORT 262 Princ Of Hort (3)