Is it time to change your major?


We know that many UMass students find themselves dissatisfied with their major in their first or second year of college.  If this is true for you…. it is not too late to change!

If you like:

  • working outdoors
  • working with people
  • doing something real and of value

If you care about:

  • good food
  • the environment
  • global hunger

If you want to join:

  • the original UMass degree program going back to “Mass Aggie”
  • the university ranked 3rd best global agricultural university in the nation
  • the home of the UMass Student Farm, the birthplace of UMass Permaculture, and the place to get a true hands-on education by working on real world projects

Or maybe you are not having fun and just want to try something different…. if so:

You are invited to join us in the Sustainable Food and Farming major at UMass!

Okay…. so we know this will be difficult to explain to your family.  You can hear them saying “WHAT…. you want to become a farmer?”

Well… yes, we do help students prepare for a career managing small organic farms, working in community supported agriculture or with local and regionally focused farms.

AND we do much more!

You don’t need to become a farmer yourself to become part of this major and join our work to change the food system to become more sustainable.  Sustainable Food and Farming students are also working toward careers in local food and green businesses, urban agriculture, permaculture, herbal medicine, and related jobs in farm-based education, public policy, community development and advocacy.  You can see what some of our grads are up to here.

If you are curious and would like more information, please check out our web site…

B.S. degree in Sustainable Food and Farming

… or make an appointment to talk with one of our advisers to chat:

…or explore more about what our students are up to at our student Facebook Group:

Maybe our little community within the larger UMass system is the place for you….

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