Liza Dareing '26 works in the row she tends as part of the Agricultural Operations class in Fall 2022.

Liza Dareing '26 works in the row she tends as part of the Agricultural Operations class in Fall 2022.

Nikki Adams '23 transporting a carrot harvest in the Sweet Briar College greenhouse in Fall 2022.

Nikki Adams '23 transporting a carrot harvest in the Sweet Briar College greenhouse in Fall 2022.

Sometimes leaders have to get their hands dirty. Students in our agriculture-related programs are leading from the ground up.

Leadership in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Are you passionate about plants? Do you dream of running your own farm or food business? Are you eager to lobby for policies supporting climate-smart agriculture? Do you want to be equipped, regardless of what career path you pursue, to contribute to a more sustainable and just food future? If so, Sweet Briar’s Leadership in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems certificate program is perfect for you!

Key features of this for-credit certificate:

  • Available as an additional credential to students pursuing any major at Sweet Briar
  • Courses across the curriculum, including agriculture, business, environmental science, economics, and more
  • Both on- and off-campus experiential learning components

The Leadership in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems certificate is a program of the Sweet Briar College Center for Human & Environmental Sustainability.

For more information, email Director Lisa Powell.

Leadership in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Four students in front of a building Students from the Sweet Briar College 2024 graduating class who earned the Leadership in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Certificate: Lena Witt, Vicky Harder, Kass Carpenter, and Taryn Leoncavallo.