sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Research in organic topics, leading to a graduate degree in Horticulture, Agronomy or Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA), is available in Dr. Delate's lab. Experiment station and on-farm organic agricultural research, Extension activities, bulletins, field days, and training.

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The Hispanic orchard employee education program (HOEEP) is a certificate program designed for the Latino workforce in the tree fruit and viticulture industries. Courses offered include horticulture, integrated pest management, and viticulture.

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The Stanford Educational Farm is a productive and educational space that provides Stanford students the opportunity to practice and learn about sustainable agriculture. The site-established decades ago, and reinvigorated in 1997 through a student proposal.

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University of Hawaii students practice sustainable and organic agriculture techniques on the 110-acre Hilo Agricultural Farm Laboratory.

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The NTCC farm demonstrates and promotes "sustainable agriculture practices including organic vegetable production, management of soil health utilizing cover cropping, no-till techniques, and rain water harvesting all with a primary focus on conserving and renewing natural resources on the farm." The farm offers internships/apprenticeships for sustainable agriculture students and other NTCC students, and serves as is a venue for training and mentoring local agriculture producers. Local FFA high school students, teachers and garden clubs use the farm for hands-on learning.

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The Master of Agriculture (online) degree with a specialization in Integrated Resource Management teaches professionals to "manage rangeland and animal production for both long-term profitability and sustainability."

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Coursework in sustainable agriculture, organic vegetable production and current issues in food and agriculture. Academic programs involve Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. Research conducted on alternative crops, organic production/sustainability, and integrated pest management. Assists New Mexico small farmer operators through the Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center.

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The Master of Agriculture degree with a specialization in Integrated Resource Management teaches professionals to "manage rangeland and animal production for both long-term profitability and sustainability."

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The Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems program combines education in the fundamentals of crop, soil, and livestock management with instruction in business management. It focuses on "the integration of crop and livestock production principles to create sustainable farming and food systems." The program includes laboratory courses, field trips, and internships on the FVCC campus farm and in the community." This A.A.S. degree transfers to the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems at Montana State University (Bozeman).

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Natural Resources Management (B.S.) offered through the University of Alaska with concentration in High Latitude Agriculture includes research at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in sustainable agriculture, land reclamation and other environmental issues.

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The Howdy Farm provides Texas A&M students with hands on experience in sustainable agriculture, "facilitates sustainability research for the state of Texas," and "promotes organic, sustainable, and environmentally-responsible farming methods."

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"MISA supports [University of Minnesota] programs that provide students with the opportunity to interact with faculty involved in sustainable agriculture research; with practitioners who are applying sustainable principles on their farms; with organizations and agencies that work on myriad aspects of sustainability in agriculture."

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Merry Lea Sustainable Farm, the agricultural component of Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, serves the Agroecology Summer Intensive program, the Center's K-12 programs, and the Center's Masters in Environmental Education. The "educational farm demonstrat[es] sustainable agriculture practices for students and the visiting public."

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Master in Regenerative Studies (MSRS) integrates a variety of disciplines including agriculture, physical science, environmental design, engineering, and business. The John T. Lyle Center advances the principles of environmentally sustainable living through education, research, demonstration and community outreach. The University Campus features demonstration strategies including agriculture, solar living and on site energy generation, biodiesel (process and demonstration), waste water management, sustainable architecture, landscape design, and community gardens.

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The Leopold Center's work focuses on "ecological systems research, marketing and food systems research, policy research and cross-cutting research that bridges all areas (water, energy, soil and alternative farming systems)." The Center was established to "identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources."

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