sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Agroecology undergraduate minor "is open to all baccalaureate students. It is designed for students majoring in Biological Sciences, Plant & Soil Sciences, Horticultural Science and Animal Science, but will be of interest to a wide array of students as agriculture has broad implications in the life sciences, economics, and sociology."

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Certificate of Achievement Program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.

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"The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy." Students "learn to evaluate the ecological, political, economic and social aspects of food production and distribution." Research opportunities are offered in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and consumer behavior related to food and the environment.

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The program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.

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"The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy." Students "learn to evaluate the ecological, political, economic and social aspects of food production and distribution." Research opportunities are offered in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and consumer behavior related to food and the environment.

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Courses in Sustainable Agriculture (NREM 304/504) and Sustainable Land Systems (LA 471). Course in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (NREM 335/535) addresses bioenergy (particularly dedicated to energy crops) in a sustainability context.

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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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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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The Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) "serves students, faculty, and the community through education, research, and demonstration of organic and sustainable farming practices." COSA's two working farms support instruction in organic dairy production, management intensive grazing, organic forage production, sustainable livestock husbandry, organic vegetable production and more.

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The E.V. Smith Research Center Horticulture Unit is a certified organic vegetable production area where research emphasis areas include certified organic vegetable production and sustainable agriculture. The Unit is one of three organic agriculture research units in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station system that has certified organic research plots and focuses on applied research to support small-scale organic farmers.

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The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) creates "multidisciplinary research and education/training projects" that focus on how "integrated farming systems can contribute to environmental, economic, social, and intergenerational sustainability."

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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 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, a six-month on-farm apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, farm tours, on-farm research, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.

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The 11-acre, certified organic Cal Poly Organic Farm provides students with a place to gain hands-on learning experience in organic and sustainable farming and gardening practices.

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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, faculty, staff and community 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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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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Offers courses in sustainable agriculture and a Senior Capstone course in Sustainable Agriculture.

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

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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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