Sustainable Food & Farming Systems

Study with Us

  • Start your own small farm or business.
  • Learn sustainable ways of living.
  • Use organic systems to grow food.
  • Become an important contributor to your local community.
Students in Sustainable Food and Farming Systems learn to design and manage a small farm enterprise. They study the principles of sustainable agriculture, including non-chemical pest and soil management; investigate organic, local, and urban agriculture systems; and consider the resilience of the American food system. A new Purdue student farm provides hands-on experience. This comprehensive, science-based degree program can prepare you to manage low-input farming enterprises or for a professional career in many other agricultural and environmental fields.
100% Job Pacement
Purdue Horticulture Ranks in Top 5 National Research-Doctorate Programs
100% Job Pacement
Purdue Horticulture Ranks in Top 5 National Research-Doctorate Programs
47% Received Scholarships 
1 in 2
of  Purdue Horticulture Students  Received Scholarships  in 2015
47% Received Scholarships 
1 in 2
of  Purdue Horticulture Students  Received Scholarships  in 2015

Career Opportunities

  • Arboreta and botanic gardens
  • Biomedical research firms
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
  • Chemical and fertilizer companies
  • Food distributors
  • Food processing companies
  • Garden centers
  • Golf courses
  • Greenhouse flower and vegetable growers
  • High schools
  • Historical sites
  • Irrigation companies
  • Junior colleges and universities
  • Landscape construction companies
  • Landscape design companies
  • Landscape management companies
  • Local, state and federal parks
  • Magazines
  • Nature preserves
  • Nurseries
  • Orchards
  • Recreational and professional sports complexes
  • Resorts and theme parks
  • Seed companies
  • Sod producers
  • Government agencies
  • University Extension Service
  • Vegetable growers
  • Vineyards
  • Yard and garden supply companies

Social Media Overrides Only viewable in edit mode

This sections allows you more control over what appears when someone shares this page. This will only be saved for this page.

Specify below a specific image and/or description to accompany this page. When users share this page, it will override the information automatically gathered from this site by social media sites.

Specify the absolute URL for the image you want shared. Recommended Size: 470px x 246px Minimum Size: 200px x 200px

Provide some text that will accompany the image and title of your page when a user shares.

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

© Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at agweb@purdue.edu so we can help.

Sign In