Organic and Urban Farming, often called "Sustainable Agriculture" have become a fast growing track for students who have a passion for ecology, business, health, and sustainability. The job outlook for agriculture grads has never been better. As technology enables farming to move to urban areas, and the public appetite for healthy food has grown, a whole new sector of the economy has been introduced. Many State Universities as well as Liberal Arts Colleges offer Majors in this area. If you want to take an abandonded city lot and turn it into a profitable community garden, THIS is the major for you!

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  • When students read what the industry reads, you better understand the ACTUAL major
  • Magazines, Blogs and Newspapers in the industry provide a wealth of information 
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Organic Gardening is aimed at small farmers and home organic gardeners, not specifically larger organic growing operations, but that doesn't mean this isn't a fun website to browse. There are plenty of tips and resources that can be applicable to even larger scale growers. Visit
Magazine dedicated to Urban farming in all its forms Visit
An Organic Farming Magazine subscription is a free Producer Member benefits when you join the Soil Association, a UK's leading journal on organic food and farming. However, the Soil Association website offers a slew of useful resources, even if you're not subscribed to the print publication. Also, don't be shy if you're in the USA. This is UK based, but this publication is very useful and informative Visit
It's tough to deny the fun of having an actual print copy of Mother Earth News laying around, ready to be read. However, subscribing is not entirely necessary due to this publications amazing website. The print publication offers goodies not seen online, but overall this website is packed to the max with great reads and resources. Visit
The main goal of Permaculture - Inspiration for Sustainable Living is to connect readers with ideas fresh from the cutting edge of the sustainability movement. This isn't entirely farm based, but packed with information sustainable and organic growers will find useful. Visit
Countryside & Small Stock Journal is one of the oldest producer publications around, so it makes sense that this site offers plenty of useful resources. Visit
Perfect for poultry lovers of all shapes and sizes, Backyard Poultry, while aimed at small-time producers, offers plenty of resources for anyone raising organic birds. Visit
This is an excellent herb magazine that focuses on the gardening and use of herbs above all else. The photos are beautiful and they offer wonderful ... Visit