Organic farming more popular in Ore., NW schools
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Interest in organic farming courses is growing at Northwest universities.
The Capital Press in Salem reports that a lot of aspiring farmers arriving on campus these days may come from big cities in addition to rural areas.
And many of them are interested in organic and small-scale agriculture instead of larger production farming.
So far, Washington State University officials say the school offers the only organic agriculture major in the nation.
But organic-oriented courses at Oregon State University have proven popular, even among students who aren't agriculture majors.