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Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Degree Programs.

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The Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (SAGE) Program is offered at Potomac State College, located on the WVU Keyser campus, where you’ll take business and agriculture courses and gain hands-on experience. With three farms, 800+ acres of land, numerous livestock enterprises, quarter and draft horses, crops, forests, and advanced labs, our program offers some of the best opportunities in the tri-state region.

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equine focus available

A student tending to a horse at WVU Potomac State College

We are pleased to announce that we have reinvented and enhanced the Equine Management major and are now offering it through the Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (SAGE) two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with the option of continuing into the four-year SAGE BAS degree.

Because of new trends in the Equine industry, our equine-focused students are pursuing more entrepreneurial endeavors and small-business enterprises. More than ever, students are interested in starting popular income-earning businesses like therapeutic, wellness and general riding instruction, personal training, farrier services and education, stable management, equestrian chiropractics, event planning and equine photography. 

Under SAGE, equine-focused students will learn equine arena and stable management, proper nutrition and animal husbandry, pasture management and rotational grazing, cost management practices for maintaining a stable of hours, and profit maximization through unique events and community outreach. SAGE and Equine courses are taught by actual Ag-business owners and instructors that have real-world business experience

endless ENTREPRENEURiAL possibilities

Beekeepers at WVU Potomac State College

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Livestock Management at WVU Potomac State College

/ Livestock Management

Horticulture at WVU Potomac State College

/ Horticulture

Maple Production at WVU Potomac State College

/ Maple Syrup Production

Farm Management at WVU Potomac State College

/ Farm Management

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A SAGE student watering plants at WVU Potomac State College.

/ Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (AAS) - Two Year

WVU Potomac State College is the only college in West Virginia offering a two-year associate of applied science in agriculture production.

Learn more about the SAGE (AAS) Degree

SAGE students studying in the academic success center at WVU Potomac State College.

Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (BAS) - Four Year

The SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship) Program (BAS) gives you a real-life, hands-on education and prepares you for the everchanging farm-to-table landscape.

Learn more about the SAGE (BAS) Degree