Sustainable Agriculture

The University of Maine was the first in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in sustainable agriculture. The B.S. degree in Sustainable Agriculture emphasizes 

  • Building healthy soil through crop rotations, organic soil amendments and erosion management
  • Protecting water quality by reducing synthetic chemical use
  • Managing pest and weed problems with integrated, ecologically sound approaches
  • Increasing farm profits and income stability through diverse, community-based enterprises
  • Using knowledge of scientific principles to propose and test farming practices that better mimic natural ecosystems.


School of Food and Agriculture

5763 Rogers Hall, Room 201
The University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469



First-Year & Transfer Contact

Eileen Molloy