fruit growing

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Cornercopia is a student-managed, USDA-certified organic, sustainable farm with over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables. The farm offers internships and a Student Organic Farm Marketing and Planning course. See also: Official Blog.

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Cornell University manages research farms, orchards, greenhouses, and other facilities dedicated to sustainable agriculture and to organic research. Research programs focus on: organic vegetable production; weed and crop management, organic production systems and breeding and variety testing; organic grain trials; pest management; vegetable pest and crop management systems; organic greenhouse production; organic grape production; and organic apple production.

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The Hispanic orchard employee education program (HOEEP) is a 19-week certificate program designed for the Latino workforce in the tree fruit and viticulture industries. Courses offered include horticulture, integrated pest management, and viticulture.

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The Environmental Horticulture Science program includes courses on integrated pest management, environmental horticulture, suburban agriculture, sustainable production systems, and viticulture. Also offers Certificate in Environmental Horticulture.

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The Stanford Educational Farm is a living laboratory offering academic and experiential opportunities in the practice of sustainable agriculture. "The farm utilizes agroecological relationships to grow over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops and fruit."

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This intensive three-day course offers practical guidance on setting up and running an apple orchard business. The school includes guidance on both IPM and organic production methods as well as variety and root stock selection, planting schemes, pruning, marketing options, and economic considerations. Taught by experienced growers.

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The 365-acre Shone Farm provides hands-on experience to students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science Programs. Students produce and sell grass-fed beef, direct market value-added products, and operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

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College of the Atlantic students can design and participate in independent and group studies, work-study jobs, and final projects that involve Peggy Rockefeller Farms and nearby Beech Farm. Peggy Rockefeller Farms operations include the production of pastured livestock; cultivation of certified organic livestock, fruits, berries, vegetables, and mushrooms; and renewable energy projects. The Farm employs students, offers additional opportunities for hands-on experiences, and offers classes that include organic gardening and farm planning.

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Coursework for the program covers organic fruit and crop production, organic gardening, viticulture, integrated pest management, composting, specialty crops and sustainable production.

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Coursework for the program covers organic fruit and crop production, organic gardening, viticulture, integrated pest management, composting, specialty crops and sustainable crop production.

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Interdisciplinary research teams develop and implement integrated fruit crop pest management programs that are economical, environmentally sound, and transition toward organically approved and more sustainable systems. Produces Extension Service' Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables - Insect Management website.

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