New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Free Online Course: Strategies for Value Creation in Metropolitan Agriculture


Michigan State University

Welcome to a one of a kind learning experience! MetroAg MOOC (massive open online course) is a 6 week online course. MetroAg facilitates the discussion on how we integrate agriculture back into urban areas. The content will build awareness of how agriculture can play a vital role in cities, focusing on areas such as food production, recreation, waste, energy, water management, & health care.

Course Objectives:

There are several key objectives for the MetroAgMooc course. The instructors and course planners hope to build awareness of how agriculture can play a vital role in cities around the world focusing on areas such as food production, recreation, waste management, and health care. Another primary objective is to build a network of individuals that will work together to solve problems relating to the complexities of metropolitan agriculture. In addition to this, the course will result in the creation of new content resources in this area.

Week One: Introduction to Metropolitan Agriculture
Week Two: Value Creation Strategy A: New Markets
Week Three: Value Creation Strategy B: Revaluation of Existing Markets
Week Four: Value Creation Strategy C: Sustainable Intensification
Week Five: New Operating Principles
Week Six: Guided Reflection

There are three co-instructors of the course including:

Dr. Henk C. van Latesteijn, Owner of Van Latesteijn Consultancy
Sander Mager, Managing Director of License to Grow
Dr. Chris Peterson, Professor – Michigan State University (MSU) and Director of the MSU Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources

See more here.