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Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship: Home

This is a instructional pathfinder for students and faculty for Austin Community College's Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program.

What is sustainable agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture is the ecological choice of the future as farmers strive toward the necessary sound land stewardship that will protect the food supply for future generations. Austin Community College is proud to offer a variety of courses through our Elgin Campus for students eager to obtain training in organic food production methods and agricultural business skills. For more information, visit the Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship webpage.


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Mary Havens or Courtney Mlinar,

Reference Librarian, Head Librarian

Elgin Campus

Austin Community College 

1501 W HWY 290

Elgin, TX 78621



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Recent Pictures

Identifying grasses

View from the grasses

Preparing the plot

New soil in the plot

Brand new greenhouse

Seed soil

Creating vegetable rows

Seedlings in the greenhouse

Field trip to Coyote Creek Farms

Sprinkler set up

Irrigation complications

Cover crop: huban clover

Tractor training

Baby plants

Hoeing a new bed


Fresh produce

Composite photo from the pop-up Farmer's Market

Pop-up Farmer's Market layout

Salad mix greens at the pop-up Farmer's Market

Dinosaur Kale, Carrots, Beets at the pop-up Farmer's Market

Basil, carrots, beets, flowers at the pop-up Farmer's Market

Radishes at the pop-up Farmer's Market

Beekeeping class

Bees, bees, bees and beekeeping!

View of the farm

Flowers for the floral program

Mexican tuberoses

Flowers for the floral program

CSA ready for pick-up in the Campus Manager's office

This week's CSA included sunflower sprouts, apple cucumbers, a variety of heirloom tomatoes, and red and yellow onions

Agriculture Apps

Apps (little software applications)​ are available for either android or Apple devices and​ allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. ​Here are some app recommendations that may be useful to you as you complete your classes. 

ACC Library Services is ​not ​ liable for reimbursement of any app​ purchases made by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Weather Underground (Android, IOS)

  • The most hyper-local weather data wherever you are in the world.

SoilWeb (IOS)

  • Retrieves graphical summaries of soil types associated with the iPhone's current geographic location.

AgMobile (Android, IOS)

  • Keeps users informed of the latest market activity throughout the day.

Farm Manager (IOS)

  • Allows farmers to record cropping, livestock, and machinery procedures

BRIT guide to Texas Range and Pasture Plants ($1.99 fee) (Android)

  • Provides information on the study and use of pasture plants of Texas.

iCropTrak (IOS)

  • Data collection app for field data collection, tracking, and editing.

Want more apps? Check out app finder!

Dry Grain Calculator (Android, IOS)

  • Easily calculate the effect of less than optimal moisture levels in your grain.


Crop Cost (IOS)

  • Assists in calculating the production costs for each crop unit and developing a successful marketing plan.


Gro Pro (Android)

  • Provides growers with up to date planting information as well as tracking growing processes.


Nutrient Removal Calculator (IOS)

  • Calculates the amount of nutrients eliminated from the ground depending on crop type and planned yield.


Seed Calculator ($.99 fee) (Android and IOS)

  • Calculates the amount of seed required in order to produce a desired crop yield.


Vegetable Garden Calculator (IOS)

  • Calculates how much of over 90 herbs/vegetables an individual would need to plant to feed a certain amount of people.
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Ask your professor what citation style to use. Students in Agriculture courses typically use the CSE (Council of Science Editors) Name-Year Citation Method for citing sources. For examples of CSE: 

For other Citation Methods:

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