Officials at Connors State College are considering offering a two-year degree in sustainable agriculture, method of farming that refers to practices which reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals.
Connors State President Dr. Donnie Nero says increasing consumer interest in organic foods and public awareness of health risks associated with eating food treated with pesticides may drive the need for the program.
Connors State College state-sponsored, two-year school with an enrollment of 2,335. The school operates campuses in Warner and Muskogee.
Conners State’s department agriculture has an enrollment of about 100 students, the addition of the sustainable agriculture program is projected to add 25.