6 & 12 Week Courses – Organic Agribusiness
Are you interested in joining the agricultural community? Do you seek to acquire the fundamental skills of self employment or are you looking to be more competitive in the job market? AiSA has educated transitioning service men and women, as well as members of the general public, to be successful in the sustainable and organic agricultural industry, known as Agribusiness.
Formerly known as VSAT or the Veteran’s Sustainable Agriculture Training program, more than 500 graduates have left our Agribusiness education farm ready to help feed our nation since 2007. We assist with the job placement and business creation after graduation. Our graduates include successful farm owners and workers, soil-testing pioneers, restaurateurs, and owners of food companies.
We have partnered with University of Minnesota Crookston to offer this 16 semester credit course. You can work with our certifier at UMN Crookston to take the program through DOD Skillbridge or with funds from your GI Bill. We are a certificate program and issue a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture, Food Safety, and a Certified Hydroponocist certificate.
This class is 100% online with opportunity for in-person farm labs if desired but not required. We have had graduates from all over the world!
BIOL 3496. Special Topics – Sustainable Agriculture Students learn the methods of sustainability in crop productions as well as business practices. (2 Credits)
AGEC 1004. Introduction to Agribusiness. Background of American agriculture. Interrelationships of agricultural industries. Economic concepts of production, marketing , and consumption. Principles of management. Agricultural policy. Issues/trends in agribusiness. (3 Credits)
AGEC 2530, Professional Agriselling. Use of technical and agricultural knowledge in agricultural sales. Need-Satisfaction approach to selling. Planning and conducting informational meetings, exhibiting at farm and trade shows, importance of service and timelines in agribusiness, and practice in making gristles presentations. (3 Credits)
AGEC 3440, Fundamentals of Value-Added Agriculture. Explore different aspects of value added agriculture as it relates to the production or manufacturing processes, marketing, or services that increase value of primary commodities or apples to the final consumers. (3 credits)
6 Weeks (Day Class):
October 10 – November 18 2022
January 9 – February 17 2023
February 27 – April 7 2023
12 Weeks (Nights & Weekends):
January 16 – April 7 2023
*More 2023 Class dates will be announced soon!
How to Sign Up
STEP 1: Complete your Archis’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture registration.
Click on “Register for Class” near the top. Complete it and click SUBMIT. This holds your seat in the class of your choosing and enters you into our system. You will receive an email titled Steps to Enroll.