Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS)
Interdisciplinary program involving the College of Agriculture and College of Education, Health and Human Development.
The Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) interdisciplinary degree program promotes sustainable production, distribution and consumption of food and bioenergy by growing a new generation of leaders through collaborative learning and hands-on experience. SFBS students will explore various aspects of food and bioenergy systems as well as career opportunities in these areas through one of four program options:
- Sustainable Food Systems Option
- Sustainable Crop Production Option
- Agroecology Option
- Sustainable Livestock Production Option
In all SFBS options, students will have the opportunity to engage in coursework, hands-on field experiences, and required internships covering:
- Topics in sustainable food and bioenergy production including agronomy, ecology, soils, horticulture, animal production, pest management, and greenhouse production.
- Food and nutrition topics including food preparation and processing, distribution, nutrition and health, food access and policy.
- Complementary coursework in political science, economics, business, Native American studies, and engineering.
The SFBS Program at Montana State University combines classroom learning, research opportunities, and meaningful field experiences to prepare students for careers that will impact the future of food and energy production in Montana and beyond.