sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Everett, Washington campus. The Eggert Family Organic Farm, a 30-acre certified organic farm, is used for teaching and Extension, hands-on learning, and research.

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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 Agriculture and Food Systems major can "tailor their course work to their specific interests" to focus their area of study on sustainable or organic agriculture, agricultural policy and entrepreneurship, alternative energy, community supported agriculture or other interests.

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The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience at the Dilmun Hill Student Farm. The sustainable cropping systems management curriculum focuses on "the production and management of crop systems, including the use of both organic and conventional methods."

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Interdisciplinary program in the Crop and Soil Sciences and the Horticultural Science departments offers three concentrations:  Agroecology Research and Production; Community Food Systems; or Urban Horticulture.

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The Agroecology Summer Intensive is an undergraduate 10-week, summer, residential curriculum in academic and experiential learning at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. It comprises four courses (15 credits) in Sustainable Agriculture: soils, vegetable crops, agroecology and small farm management/produce marketing that count towards the school's Agroecology Minor. A Certificate Program is available for persons not seeking academic credit. Internships are available at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm.  ASI is held at the Rieth Village, 4415 W. 200 S, Albion, IN 46701.

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Students in this program "gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural systems and obtain skills in analyzing ag systems from a multi-disciplinary and integreated approach." The minor is open to all students.

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The Farm's "mission is to promote agroecology and sustainable food systems by providing a diversity of experiential learning opportunities for NC State and the broader community."

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

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The Dual Major in EcoGastronomy is a collaboration with the University of New Hampshire's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and the Sustainability Institute.

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The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) engages in research, education, and outreach programs that focus on "creating agriculture and food systems that sustain both human communities and the environments in which they live." CASFS manages a 30-acre organic farm and the 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden. Programs also include undergraduate internships, on-farm research, a six-month on-farm apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, farm tours, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.

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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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A partnership of the University of Idaho Extension, Washington State University Food Systems Program, and Rural Roots.  The Washington State University program offers three courses with the goal of "provid[ing] beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop a sustainable farm or food business."

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The 9-acre, certified organic Cal Poly Organic Farm provides "undergraduate students a place to experience hands-on learning in organic and sustainable farming practices." Offers on-site enterprise project courses and volunteer opportunities.

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The Snyder Research and Extension Farm is the Rutgers University Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The Farm "shares the scientific resources of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences" and provides public education to the local community. Rutgers faculty study sustainable agricultural production techniques and utilize the farm, including its certified organic land, for research and other services.

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The 85-acre farm is used "for organic, sustainable crop production, student experiential learning opportunities and organic, sustainable agricultural practice research." Organic Farming Workshops are held February through June. Offers Organic Farming Techniques course (AGS 104B).

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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 Center for Diversified Farming Systems, "an interdisciplinary research hub within the Berkeley Food Institute...examines how biological, economic, and cultural diversity affect the productivity, resilience, sustainability, health, and equity of agriculture." The Berkeley Food Institute focuses on transforming "food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production."

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Beech Hill Farm is a working, sustainable organic student farm that is also available to students for research projects and coursework. "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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"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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