sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

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

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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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"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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Students from all University of Georgia majors can take classes, volunteer, or gain hands-on experience in organic agriculture and local food systems. Classes are offered as part of the Local Food Systems Certificate.

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"The Urban Farm is an outdoor university classroom where students learn to grow their own food organically and sustainably." The class is offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Most farm activities are hands-on with some lectures and field trips.

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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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