sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Master of Science in Horticulture with an Emphasis on Organic and Sustainable Production "provides an introduction to the scientific research process and the opportunity to complete an integrated research project relevant to the increasingly complex organic industry. This degree offers more focused coursework and a research project designed to explore the areas of organic and sustainable production. "

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The Center has on-campus demonstration sites for production and growing techniques, a certified organic production area, and seven high tunnels. The Center assists "small to mid-size farmers and gardeners produce organic and specialty vegetables for sale."

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The online certificate focuses sustainable production of plants, fruits, crops, medicinal plants, and vegetables. The program is open to high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, master gardeners, and others.

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Other Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences departments also offer onsite and online graduate and undergraduate coursework including organic production, biological control of pests, agroecology, soil and weed ecology, and sustainable agriculture. Graduate research opportunities available.

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University of Hawaii students practice sustainable and organic agriculture techniques, and gain experience in beekeeping, hydroponics, aquaculture and other enterprises, on the 110-acre Hilo Agricultural Farm Laboratory.

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Interdepartmental Ph.D. degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) degrees and a double degree M.S. program.

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Interdepartmental M.S. degree (thesis and non-thesis) delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers a Ph.D. and a double degree M.S. program.

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Interdepartmental graduate degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees, and a double degree M.S. program.

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The Hispanic orchard employee education program (HOEEP) "offers seven 19-credit programs: basic and advanced horticulture, integrated pest management technician, farm management, introduction to viticulture and advanced viticulture, and vineyard management."

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This interdisciplinary program "combines a diverse academic curriculum with practical experiences at the Hampshire College Farm Center, an organic working farm, and workshops with visiting writers, artists, and scholars."  Coursework covers seed saving, urban agriculture, pesticide alternatives, local food production and other aspects of organic or sustainable agriculture.  Internships and apprenticeships are available.

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The 80-acre Hampshire College Farm Center is a "working farm, as well as a research, education, and outreach facility dedicated to sustainable agriculture." Operates an organic Community Supported Agriculture program.

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The Food Systems curriculum integrates social science, humanities and natural science.  The program "prepares students to address some of the most challenging problems of contemporary food systems, such as building climate change resilience, reducing waste across the supply chain and exploring equitable distribution and fair labor practices."

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