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Agricultural and Environmental Law

Undergraduate Certificate

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What are the rights of a farmer? How do you pursue legal protection for land, produce and property? What does it look like to ensure the safely of others when it comes to agricultural practices? Take your knowledge of the law and agricultural experience to the next level with SDSU’s 15-credit online certificate in Agricultural and Environmental law.

Take your knowledge of the law and agricultural experience to the next level with the Agricultural & Environmental Law certificate. Focus on legal issues that arise in rural communities and the food industry. Examine legal concerns surrounding water quality, land-use and other environmental issues. Develop a working understanding of the legislative regulation of food production, renewable energy and an expanding population. The goal of the program is to provide you with a firm grasp of the laws that may impact your career and personal activities.

The Agricultural & Environmental Law certificate provides a foundational understanding of core agricultural legal concepts while offering different areas of emphasis that appeal to your specific interests and experiences.

This program is offered by SDSU through AG*IDEA, an affiliate of the Great Plains IDEA. AG*IDEA courses are taught by experienced faculty members in agriculture disciplines.


"Choosing online learning to continue my education was a wonderful decision.  It has allowed for me to travel and remain involved in our farming operation in my hometown as much as I’d like while getting my degree."

MARTHA KOEHL, Online Student
Agricultural & Environmental Law Certificate


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GPIDEA PARTNERSHIP

This program is offered through SDSU's partnership with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). Collaborative, multi-institutional online programs expand and diversify your educational opportunities. Courses led by instructors from partner universities and interactions with geographically-dispersed students will broaden your perceptions and knowledge. Learn more >>


PROGRAM CONTACT

Jamie O'Brien, Program Adviser 
Economics
Box 504 
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: 605-688-4144
Email: jamie.obrien@sdstate.edu

SDSU GPIDEA COORDINATOR

Aimee Maher
Phone: 605-688-4154
Email: GPIDEA@sdstate.edu

SDSU CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION

Phone: 605-688-4154
Email: sdsu.distance@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/online

SDSU ADMISSIONS

Phone: 605-688-4121
Email: sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/admissions