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Big Sandy Community and Technical College has announced the Sustainable Agriculture Certificate. The certificate prepares students for a variety of jobs in agriculture, both production and value-added, with a range of skills and knowledge. Beyond the general education core requirements, students will pursue classes such as horticulture, organic agriculture, and an agriculture internship. Program directors Professor Tammy Ball and Dr. Tom Vierheller said they have planned an authentic experience of holistic gardening with the principles of botany to create more effective mountain gardeners. The Sustainable Agriculture Certificate begins with its first course, Horticulture Science (AGR 160) on March 21 from 5pm through 7:30pm. It will meet every Thursday evening in Pike Building Room 104.