sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Non-credit certificate. Courses include: Local and Global Food Systems; Sustainable Farming and Urban Agriculture; Between Farm and Table; Food Justice: Ethical Production and Distribution

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The Yale Sustainable Food Program manages the Yale farm, collaborates with faculty at the undergraduate and graduate level on courses and educational opportunities related to food and agriculture, supports the Yale University sustainable dining program and offers diverse events related to food and agriculture.

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The school offers a pasture-based dairy and livestock seminar within the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course, or via facilitated distance education classrooms throughout Wisconsin. Training is conducted through traditional classroom activities, hands-on internships, and farm tours of pasture-based farms managed by successful graduates and mentors. The program emphasizes business and financial planning knowledge required to run a successful farm business.

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Students use organic techniques on five acres for outdoor field production and on 9,000 square feet of year round high tunnel production. Students sell the majority of the agricultural products to university residence halls and market the remainder directly to customers on campus. "The farm is a hands-on learning environment for low-input, environmental and economically sustainable food production."

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Coursework and research in sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, and alternative crops.

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"West Virginia University's Organic Agriculture Research Farm is among the largest certified organic research farms dedicated to teaching, research and outreach." Undergraduates and graduates have access to seventy-seven acres of certified organic farm land for research on a range of academic disciplines, including "horiticulture, agronomy, soil science, animal science, soil biology, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and agricultural economics."

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The Warren Wilson Farm is a 275-acre working farm with diversified "mixed crop and livestock" that practices sustainable agriculture.

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This USDA Web page identifies formal and non-formal educational opportunities, farm training and apprenticeships, and experts who can address the training needs of veterans.

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The University of Michigan Campus Farm located at Matthaei Botanical Gardens provides both formal and informal educational opportunities related to food systems, sustainability, and sustainable food production.

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The SAG program offers a minor in Sustainable Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture. SAG is hands-on, featuring field-based coursework and an apprenticeship at the University of Kentucky Organic Farming Research and Education Unit (OFREU)," the home to the University's Community Supported Agriculture program. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from multiple departments conduct organic-focused research on 13 acres of the OFREU.

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Interdisciplinary Program in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences and in the School of Plant Sciences.

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Interdisciplinary research teams develop and implement integrated fruit crop pest management programs that are economical, environmentally sound, and transition toward organically approved and more sustainable systems. Produces Extension Service' Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables - Insect Management website.

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