sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Bachelor's degree provides students with a "holistic and practical understanding of resources fundamental to the management of sustainable crop production systems."

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Coursework in the Agricultural Technology Program covers organic and sustainable technology, organic food production systems, sustainable vegetable production, application of sustainability practices, precision agriculture, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems and more. "Emphasis is placed on the application of sustainability principles on the university's farm, research plots, gardens, hydroponic systems, greenhouses, and high tunnels."

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Students in the "dual master's degree program between the University of Georgia and the University of Padova, Italy...spend one year at UGA taking classes and one year at the University of Padova engaged in research." "Upon completion of the program, the student receives a master's degree in crop and soil sciences with an emphasis in sustainable agriculture from UGA and a laurea magistrale in sustainable agriculture from the University of Padova."

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Sustainable practices are taught at the 85-acre Butte College Farm of which 17 acres is certified organic. Organic Farming Workshops are held February through June. Offers Agricultural Science course (AGS 104B) on organic farming techniques including organic methods of disease and pest control.

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The Bowdoin Organic Garden supplies vegetables and fruits to the College's Dining Service, and it provides research opportunities for faculty and agricultural experiences for the college community. The Garden is certified organic and has acquired new land that will be available for academic research and sustainable agricultural practices.

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The College of the Redwoods Sustainable Agriculture Farm, a 38-acre student-operated sustainable organic farm, offers farm enterprise courses and includes a CSA program.

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"The Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Emphasis, Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree integrates the study of food production methods and food systems models for sustainable bioregions. " Topics covered include agroecology, ecological urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, food culture and politics, a seminar in bioregional food systems careers, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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"The Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Emphasis, Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree integrates the study of food production methods and food systems models for sustainable bioregions." Topics covered include agroecology, urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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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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The Snyder Research and Extension Farm is the Rutgers University Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The Snyder Farm offers land [including certified organic], research and other services to Rutgers faculty studying sustainable agricultural production techniques.

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The Student Organic Farm, located on the Clemson campus, "offers research opportunities for graduate students, and also provides undergraduate students of any discipline with hands-on experience in organic production systems, and with opportunities for creative inquiry research projects." The campus community supported agriculture program is open to the public.

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The Berkeley Food Institute is an interdisciplinary institute "dedicated to research, education, policy initiatives, and practices to support sustainable food and agriculture systems." The Center for Diversified Farming Systems is a research hub within the Berkeley Food Institute "that is focused on the study of a set of methods and tools to produce food sustainably by leveraging ecological diversity at several scales."

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The Civic Agriculture and Food Systems (Multidisciplinary Minor) (18 credits) is open to students in all degree programs at the university.

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The Agriculture and Natural Resources (B.S.) includes courses in sustainable agricultural practices, and bees and beekeeping. Experiential learning opportunities are offered in livestock, organic field and forage crops, and organic horticultural production, as well as value-added processing and marketing, at the Berea College Farm.

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The Farmer Training Program is a 6-month intensive program for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skill-based education in sustainable agriculture. This full-time program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and expert farmers, and rotate as workers and learners on successful, diverse farms in the Burlington area.

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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 regional 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 Green Mountain College's Cerridwen Farm provides experiential learning opportunities to students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major and the Masters in Sustainable Food Systems graduate program and to other College students. The Farm is part of the College's Sustainable Food Solutions project that conducts research in sustainable agriculture and food production projects such as renewable energy, local and regional food processing, and high tunnel crop production.

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