US (WV): Marshall University offers new major in specialty agriculture

The Marshall University College of Science has begun enrolling students in a new undergraduate major in specialty agriculture, which prepares them for the field of sustainable, high-yield agriculture suitable for mountainous regions and small land areas.

The major focuses on the agricultural aspects of greenhouse production, hydroponics, precision farming, urban agriculture, community gardens and specialty crop production. It also explores new and emerging technological advances for improving yield, as well as business and marketing practices supporting the small farmer. 

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