sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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The Civic Agriculture and Food Systems (Multidisciplinary Minor) (18 credits) is open to all students across the university.

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Associates of Arts 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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"WSU's nine-credit online certificate [provides] graduate-level expertise at researching and improving sustainable agriculture....While the certificate can be earned completely online, the electives also include a hands-on internship or practicum."

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The nine-credit Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Certificate provides "graduate-level expertise at research and improving sustainable agriculture." "Electives include a hands-on internship or practicum."

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Interdisciplinary environmental sciences undergraduate major. Specialized Land Systems degree track with Sustainable Agriculture theme. Courses in organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and alternative energy. Operates the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm and Stanford Community Farm.

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"Fulton Farm is an environmental educational facility and working produce farm." Located on the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, the farm produces crops for the campus and the community. The farm is available to students for coursework, internships, workstudy and volunteer opportunities. Courses offered include agroecology and permaculture. Fulton Farm hosts an 80-share CSA program and provides workshops, demonstrations, classes and other events for community.

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Note: Graduate and post-graduate degrees that include research in sustainable agriculture in cooperation with other academic departments also are offered. Undergraduate research in organic/sustainable agriculture.

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The Environmental Horticulture Science program includes courses on integrated pest management, environmental horticulture, suburban agriculture, sustainable production systems, and viticulture. Also offers Certificate in Environmental Horticulture.

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Studies focus on sustainable agriculture, organic crop and livestock production, local food production, environmental stewardship, and small business planning. Offers hands-on experience with Central Iowa farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, livestock and vegetable production, and/or certified organic farming.

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