sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Bachelor's degree emphasizes sustainable land use and crop production practices.

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The Green Mountain College's Cerridwen Farm provides experiential learning opportunities to Sustainable Farming and Food Systems majors and other College students. The Farm is part of the College's Farm and Food 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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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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The EcoGastronomy Dual Major 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 Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) organizes workshops on organic and sustainable production, local food systems, and related topics. 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 Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) creates "multidisciplinary research and education or 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."

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Dilmun Hill is a 30-acre certified student-run organic research farm that has been practicing sustainable agriculture on Cornell University's campus for more than a decade. The farm offers students, faculty, staff and community opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research. Students operate campus farms stands and supply produce to campus dining services.

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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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Offers courses in sustainable agriculture and a Senior Capstone course in Sustainable Agriculture.

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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 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 Dartmouth Organic Farm, a student-run educational and working garden, provides opportunities for independent research, internships, student projects, and hands-on experience in sustainable food and energy systems. Projects include a aquaculture and aquaponics.

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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 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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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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Associates of Science Emphasis. Topics 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 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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