organic production

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The 1.2 acre Pomona College Organic Farm serves as a site for hands-on education in "various methods of small-scale ecological farming." Students, faculty and staff use the farm for academic studies and have conducted research for thesis projects on sustainability. The farm hosts local school groups and community tours, and offers workshops and events for community members.

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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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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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The program is a "multi-disciplinary, experiential and applied education program about key ecological and social issues in food and agricultural systems. It incorporates problem-based and hands-on learning to develop food system professionals capable of solving real-world problems and transitioning Hawaii agriculture toward greater ecological sustainability and social equity."

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Courses and/or lectures series on organic agriculture, sustainable gardening, hydroponics food production, integrated pest management, soil conservation, and more. Operates the Cabrillo College Horticulture Organic Farm.

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The Sustainable and Organic Agriculture A.A.S. "Transfer" Degree Pathway is an articulation agreement with the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS)

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The College of the Extended University at Cal Poly partnered with Archi's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (AISA), also know as Archi's Acres to offer a six-week Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT) certificate program. Upon completion, students also earn 17 quarter units of academic credit at Cal Poly State Polytechnic University - Pomona.

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Archi's Acres is a USDA-certified organic greenhouse operation. Archi's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (ASSI) partners with the College of the Extended University at Cal Poly to offer a six-week Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT) certificate program. Upon completion, students also earn 17 quarter units of academic credit at Cal Poly State Polytechnic University - Pomona.

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The New Mexico State University Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde "conducts agricultural and natural resource research to benefit small family farms and ranches of north-central New Mexico."

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The Sustainable Agriculture Program awards an Associate in Applied Science and three certificates in sustainable agriculture. The program includes instruction by local farmers, research in sustainable agriculture, hands-on classes, and field trips to local farms and businesses.

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The Entrepreneurship certificate and courses in the Sustainable Agriculture program "focus on ecological and organic farming practices, business development and community."

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Coursework and research in sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, and alternative crops.

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"West Virginia University's Organic Agriculture Research Farm is among the largest certified organic research farms dedicated to teaching, research and outreach." Undergraduates and graduates have access to 144 acres of certified organic farm land for research on a range of academic disciplines, including "horiticulture, agronomy, soil science, animal science, soil biology, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and agricultural economics."

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Paul Quinn College converted its football field into the student- and employee-operated organic "WE Over Me Farm". Located in a food desert, the Farm provides organic produce to local charitable organizations, community members, the college, and restaurants and grocers in Dallas, TX.

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The Eggert Family Organic Farm, a 30-acre certified organic farm near the Pullman, WA campus, is operated through the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. The farm is used for teaching and Extension, and for the WSU scientific community to conduct organic research projects. Students in the Practicum in Organic Agriculture class operate the farm and gain hands-on training in organic production and certification, and in local food marketing.

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The Organic Farming Program is a 36-credit, one-year certificate program that includes hands-on experiences and courses offered at Delaware Valley University and Rodale Institute.

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