Organic agriculture interest still high at Guelph

In all of North America, the only place you can major in organic agriculture is the Ontario Agricultural College. Recently, the program came under fire for low enrolment, and a widely held belief emerged that organic teaching and research at the college was on the block.That’s not true. What's been lost in the recent debate over keeping or cutting the teaching major has been organic teaching and research's steady growth and diversity across the college. Read the story in my Urban Cowboy column in today's Guelph Mercury.

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Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.