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Organic Ag Is Hot!

Posted by struscott | October 12, 2007

“Organic agriculture might shun chemicals but these young, modern-minded farmers are not shunning science,” writes Kate Riley in the Seattle Times.

“With the organic major, part of a new agriculture-and-food-systems degree, [Washington State University] is continuing efforts, begun in the mid-’80s, to help industry meet growing consumer demand for affordable, plentiful, high-quality organic products. Though organic groceries comprise only about 3 percent of all U.S. grocery sales, the Organic Trade Association says annual organic sales growth is approaching 20 percent.” Read Riley’s article or listen to a podcast as Riley talks about WSU and the future of organic ag.

Why Is Organic Agriculture Important?

Check out undergrad Haley Paul in this short video as she articulates her reasons for studying ag at WSU.

Organic Ag and WSU

Interested in studying organic agriculture at WSU? Check out the department of Agriculture and Food Systems. We do distance! If you can’t come to Pullman or need some professional training in organic ag, check out our distance education opportunities.

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