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Sustainable Food Systems Minor

Study Sustainable Food Systems

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Food is a marvelous thing! As a fundamental human need, our food system can bind us all together, but in many ways, our modern food system’s sustainability issues divide us from each other, from our place on Earth, and from the organisms we rely on for life. You can be a part of knitting those relationships back together by studying sustainable food systems, contemporary issues in public health, and issues related to natural resources at Goshen College.

Whether you are interested in being a grower, a chef, an entrepreneur who makes use of good food production for your business, or an advocate for environmental sustainability, this food program degree and course selection will be rich preparation for your career.

Study Sustainable Agriculture, Food Waste & Local Food Systems Solutions

Learning about food supply chain agriculture at GC will begin at our very own local and top-ranked Merry Lea Sustainable Farm. Ten acres of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and livestock are raised and studied by working professionals and students with a focus on environmental research, food security education, and new strategies for problem-solving complex issues of the environment. Our program extends to a wide network of farm communities, private sector businesses, government agencies, and regional nonprofits. By visiting these environmental professionals and working alongside them and peers, you’ll pair deep learning, research, and science about food systems and nutrition with a wide range of practical skills, culinary skills and knowledge that will be helpful now and in your future career.

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Goshen College is an accredited institution with multiple liberal arts majors, minors, and certificate courses. Students who successfully complete their bachelor’s degree and program courses are prepped to influence their neighborhood, school, university, state, country and the world.

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John Mischler

Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education & Director of ASI

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Jonathon Schramm

Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education

Luke Kreider

Assistant Professor of Religion and Sustainability

Ruth Mischler

Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education

Kaeli Evans

Merry Lea Farm Manager

Jeremiah Sharp

Residence Life Coordinator & Environmental Educator