Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS)

An interdisciplinary program from the Colleges of Agriculture and Education, Health and Human Development.

The Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) B.S. degree program is an exciting new  offering from Montana State University that promotes the sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of food and bioenergy. You will experience collaborative learning, directed coursework, and hands-on training as you progress through one of four program options:

Students in all four SFBS options take a core curriculum of six courses designed to provide broad exposure to key principles of sustainable food and bioenergy systems. In addition, coursework in each option is specifically designed to create more detailed and subject-specific knowledge in your area of specialization. Students take complementary coursework in political science, economics, business, Native American studies, and engineering. Two internships allow you to gain exposure to 1) hands-on learning in market garden agronomy and food distribution, and 2) an in-depth internship with an experienced mentor in your chosen career field. 

 

SFBS Core Courses

The SFBS Program at Montana State University combines classroom learning, research opportunities, and meaningful field experiences to prepare the next generation of leaders to take their places in the future of food and energy production in Montana and beyond.

 

Videos

Planting Seeds: Towne's Harvest Garden

PLANTING SEEDS: Towne's Harvest Garden at MSU from Partnership Productions on Vimeo.

SFBS: What is a Food System?

SFBS: What is a Food System? on Vimeo.

SFBS: What is the Future of Agriculture?

SFBS: What is the Future of Agriculture? on Vimeo.

SFBS: Challenges for Young Farmers

SFBS: Challenges for Young Farmers on Vimeo.