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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems - Specialization in Small-Scale Farming (B.A.)

Trent University

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Agriculture, General
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,118
National: $6,815
International: $28,285
Careers:Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and SpecialistsAgrologistsFarmers and Farm Managers


The Specialization in Small-scale Farming provides students in Trent’s one-of-a-kind Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (B.A. or B.Sc.) program with a comprehensive background and hands-on experience in growing food and contributing to resilient regional food systems. Through a new, intensive hands-on field course, that covers the principles of vegetable and field crops in terms of sustainable management on the Trent Model Farm, students study the principles to cultivate crops including field preparing, soil and nutrient management, seeding, pest management, irrigation techniques, harvest and post-harvest.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
Applicants are required to have: an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites, a minimum 70% overall final average, SBI4U, and ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%. SBI4U is required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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