Steve is faculty mentor to the Sustainable Food and Farming Systems (SFS) degree program and teaches, co-teaches, or coordinates a number of SFS courses:
SFS 210. Small Farm Experience I
SFS 211. Small Farm Experience II
SFS 302. Principle of Sustainability
SFS 313. Farm-to-Fork
SFS 316. Principles of Permaculture
SFS 411. Structural Racism in US Agriculture
SFS 412. The Cultures & Agricultures of the United States
SFS 413. Colonialism, Globalization, & Food Justice
SFS 485. Environmental Communication
Steve is co-director of the Purdue Student Farm (Petrus Langenhoven co-director; Chris Adair, farm manager). The student farm is a 3.5-acre operating vegetable farm in the north side of campus. The main purpose of the farm is to provide a world class venue for hands-on undergraduate education in small farm sustainability and horticulture. The farm also serves as a venue for on-farm research and outreach programs for small farmers.
Steve is interested in the use of poetry and book-length fiction and nonfiction in environmental communication, particularly in subjects related to global change and sustainable agriculture.