Sustainable Agricultural Land Management

This course will cover the agricultural and urban water quality issues in Florida, their bases, land and nutrient management strategies, and the science and policy behind the best management practices (BMPs). Students will learn to evaluate BMP research and analyze its role in determining practices and policies that protect water quality.


Course at a Glance

About the Course

Protecting the state’s water from nutrient contamination depends on adopting best management practices (BMPs) for land and nutrient management in the urban and agricultural settings.  BMPs must be based on science and be practical and economical to adopt, while meeting society’s needs.

Course Syllabus

Course Requirements
  • Weekly Modules: the course material for each week is laid out in the weekly pages. Generally, it is a good idea to do the work in the order it is listed
  • Video Lectures: short presentations from Professor Hochmuth detail the key concepts for each week
  • Discussion Forums: post, read, and respond in the forums to deepen your understanding of the concepts
  • Quizzes: check your understanding of the key concepts and terminology.  Stand-alone quizzes that you'll take after reviewing the material for that week
  • Peer Assessments: peer evaluation of the project rough draft and final project submissions. The final project is required if you wish to earn a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction. The project is divided into four total submissions, three individual parts and a final submission which should incorporate feedback from your peers on all three parts.