sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

This program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum between the College of Education, Health and Human Development, the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, and the Department of Animal and Range Sciences.

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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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Students use the Teaching and Research Farm and Agroecology Laboratory to enhance their classroom lessons about agroecology, agroforestry, and sustainable farming practices. The farm is approximately 35 acres of pasture with 130 acres woodlot and woodlands. It includes a large greenhouse, late-nineteenth century barn, and a student residence where five to six Agroecology students live and work on the sustainable production of vegetables, fruit crops, poultry and livestock.

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The Sustainable Food Program focuses on facilitating education on sustainable food topics, collaborative programming and outreach, and growing sustainable food in support of the University of Michigan community and environment. The Campus Farm "is the center for hands-on learning related to sustainability, food systems, and food production."

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The Grand Valley State University Sustainable Agriculture Project and farm provides students, faculty and staff with a space for research and experiential learning in sustainable and organic agriculture and incorporates a CSA. The Project also offers courses, programs, internships and other activities that promote awareness about sustainable development.

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This program was approved by the Shepherd University Board of Govenors in March 2018. It will "be housed jointly in the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences and the Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) program."

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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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North Carolina A&T's University Farm is a 492-acre working farm and "the site of research on sustainable agriculture and natural resources conservation, including swine waste research and soil conservation."

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