The recently developed Urban Agriculture Education Center at Cooper Farm is offering its first full course entitled “Intro to Urban Ag” this fall, beginning August 24. Classes will meet Thursdays from 6-9 pm at the Nebraska Extension Office at 8015 West Center Road in Omaha. The non-credit public option course fee is $250. The for credit option is $442 for 3-hours of college credit through Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
In the course, participants will explore urban agriculture and its emerging role in local food systems in the Omaha metro area, the US, and across the globe. Students will engage in discussion, readings, events, urban farm and community garden tours, and hands-on experiences to gain understanding and perspective on the history, current status, and future of Urban Agriculture as it pertains to the local food system. The course is open to anyone who wishes to have a better understanding of the local urban food system and their place in it, including producers, advocates, consumers, educators, or all of the above.
There are both credit and non-credit options. The non-credit option is open to anyone and the cost is $250. Enrollment is online. The for credit option is for 3hrs of ag elective credit through NCTA for just under $442 (including all fees). Those wishing to take it for credit would need to enroll at NCTA as non-degree students to register for AGR 1603.