organic production

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Dilmun Hill is "a student-run organic research farm that has been practicing sustainable agriculture on Cornell University's campus for more than two decades." The farm offers students with "opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research." Students operate campus farm stands and supply produce to the campus dining services.

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The Farm is an educational laboratory for students in the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program and "serves as a model of sustainable agriculture." Experiential learning opportunities are offered in livestock, organic field and forage crops, and organic horticultural production, as well as value-added processing and marketing. The College's Agriculture and Natural Resources (B.S.) degree includes courses in sustainable agricultural practices, and bees and beekeeping.

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The College's 50-acre, USDA-certified organic farm is available to students and faculty for research projects, labs and onsite courses. Crops are earmarked for the campus Dining Hall and the farm's Campus Supported Agriculture program. Youth programs include "Farm, Cook, Eat, Sustainable Earth Education (SEED)" courses and workshops.

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Beech Hill Farm is the College of the Atlantic's working, sustainable organic student farm that students also use for for coursework and projects. "Students, staff, faculty, and farm managers work collaboratively to meet the farm's threefold goal of local and sustainable food production, education and good land stewardship."

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The Dartmouth Organic Farm, a certified-organic, student-run educational and working farm, provides opportunities for student and faculty research, labs and courses, internships, and independent projects, and includes hands-on experience in sustainable food, organic production, renewable energy, beekeeping, and aquaponics.

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Organic agriculture is one of the research emphasis areas at the Plant Science Research Center. Located on the Alabama University Campus, the Center is one of three research units in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station system that have certified organic research plots and that focus on applied research to support small-scale organic farmers.

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

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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 College offers coursework and labs in organic and sustainable agriculture, and sustainable vegetable production. Operates 38-acre Sustainable Agriculture Farm.

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Undergraduate and graduate studies in organic agriculture, soil ecology, reduced and no tillage, integrated pest management, cropping systems, and development of pest-resistant crop cultivars. Research and Extension education.

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The "five-acre student farm at the Pittsboro Campus (NC) is an organically managed outdoor classroom for research, demonstration, and crop production. The site includes a greenhouse, as well as student-built farm structures including a pole barn, a packing shed and a masonry pizza oven."

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"Land in the Organic Research Unit is available to all researchers at North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University to conduct short-term research projects." "CEFS faculty, in their work to support sustainable agriculture and local food systems, conduct research and provide demonstrations of organic production practices at the Organic Research Unit, the Small Farm Unit, and the long-term Farming Systems Research Unit. One hundred and six acres of the 2,000-acre research station are currently certified organic." Offers a Sustainable Agriculture Research Apprenticeship Program and internships.

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University students, faculty and researchers use the 30-acre organic farm and 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden as teaching and research sites in organic horticulture and agriculture. Programs also include farm tours, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.

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The college also offers related Certificates of Achievement. The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is located at the Novato campus and is managed through a partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay and University of California Cooperative Extension. College of Marin is home to the nation's first State-approved Apprenticeship in Organic Farming and Gardening.

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The college also offers an Associate in Science degree in the Environmental Landscaping program.

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The Master of Science in Horticulture with an Emphasis on Organic and Sustainable Production is designed to provide students with an introduction to the scientific research process and the opportunity to complete an integrated research project relevant to the increasingly complex organic industry. This degree offers more focused coursework and a research project designed to explore the areas of organic and sustainable production. "

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The Center has on-campus demonstration sites for production and growing techniques, a certified organic production area, and seven high tunnels. The Center assists "small to mid-size farmers and gardeners produce organic and specialty vegetables for sale."

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Other Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences departments also offer onsite and online graduate and undergraduate coursework including organic production, biological control of pests, agroecology, soil and weed ecology, and sustainable agriculture. Graduate research opportunities.

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The Department of Plant Sciences offers a M.S. Degree in Plant Sciences and a Ph.D. in collaboration with soil science faculty in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences and Entomology and Plant Pathology faculty. Graduate studies and research opportunities in organic and sustainable crop production are available.

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Interdepartmental Ph.D. degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) degrees and a double degree M.S. program.

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Interdepartmental M.S. degree (thesis and non-thesis) delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers a Ph.D. and a double degree M.S. program.

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Interdepartmental graduate degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees, and a double degree M.S. program.

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