Crop Production

Crop Production


Please note: The Crop Production Program at LBCC will be discontinued. Current students in the program will be given the opportunity to complete their degree, however we will not be accepting new students. We invite you to explore other programs in the Agriculture Meta Major and connect with an advisor to chart your course.

Crop Production

  • Why Choose Crop Production?
  • Careers
  • LBCC Student Organic Farm
  • Why Should You Choose Crop Production?

    The Crop Production program combines classroom teaching and hands-on learning to develop the skills students need to manage field crops and the soils that sustains these crops. Students enroll in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) professional-technical degree. This degree is designed for students who will start a job in the agricultural industry. A crop production degree enables students to find jobs in Agronomy, Farm Management, Agricultural Supplies, Pest Management and Natural Resources Conservation.

  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon. For more information go to our Career Coach page.



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  • LBCC Student Organic Farm

    Established in the Spring of 2004, the organic garden covers nearly two acres. The crops are planted, tended, and harvested by LBCC students. During the school year, the produce is prepared and served in the LBCC restaurants, while over the summer, a student-run courtyard market offers fresh-picked produce to students and staff.

    The farm is divided into fields in which spring, summer, fall, and winter crops are raised. Students use methods such as crop rotation, inter-cropping, cover cropping, and the incorporation of organic matter to maintain soil fertility and ecological diversity. These practices support non-toxic sustainable production and protect crops against plant diseases and insect pests.

Faculty

Stefan Seiter holds a PhD in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is currently Chair of the Horticulture, Crop Production and Profitable Small Farms programs at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon. He teaches a wide range of courses in the agricultural sciences. Stefan also serves as Courtesy Faculty at Oregon State University in Corvallis and has previously worked as Agroecology Specialist at the University of New Hampshire and Assistant Professor at Slipper Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Stefan Seiter Website

Stefan Seiter
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Miriam Edell
Levi is adjunct faculty in the Agricultural Sciences Department. He designs and teaches a diverse range of courses, including marketing, livestock, and farm management. Levi centers his teaching on sustainable family farm systems.
Levi Fredrikson