The Graduate Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems is open to students enrolled in any program within the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota.
The Institute promotes "Rachel Carson's legacy - sustaining Earth's life support system - clean air, pure water, fertile soil, and biodiversity - through research, education and outreach."
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Coursework for the program covers organic fruit and crop production, organic gardening, viticulture, integrated pest management, composting, specialty crops and sustainable crop production.
The Matanuska Experiment Farm at the University of Alaska is part of the Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station. It "provides a site in Southcentral Alaska for research in sustainable agriculture, land reclamation and other environmental issues like renewable energy and environmental remediation."
The 365-acre Shone Farm provides hands-on experience to students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science Programs. Students produce and sell grass-fed beef, direct market value-added products, and operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Courses in this multidisciplinary program, open to students in all colleges, are held on "16-acre Living Laboratory." The John T. Lyle Center "advance[s] the principles of environmentally sustainable living through education, research, demonstration and community outreach." The Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.
The Sterling College Farm programs in vegetable production, livestock management and woodlot management support the courses in the Sustainable Agriculture major and in the Food Systems major, serve the College's dining hall, and offer general farming experience for agriculture students.
The 300-acre Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility is "dedicated to investigating irrigated and dry-land agriculture in a Mediterranean climate." The Century Experiment (formerly known as LTRAS - Long Term Research Agricultural Sustainability) is a long-term, 100-year study implemented in 1993 on the main plots of Russell Ranch. The Experiment also includes the former Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) research project.
Rogers Farm serves as the University's organic and sustainable agriculture research facility and is used for "a wide range of teaching, research and outreach activities." The University operates its student-run community-supported agriculture program on the farm.
The Program "provides instructional and hands-on learning in the production, harvesting, marketing, and use of specialty crops" and covers sustainable and organic production, integrated pest management, crops grown in controlled environments, and more.
The Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture serves as the living laboratory space for Delaware Valley University’s major in Sustainable Agriculture Systems. The Center is available for research, class demonstrations, and lab projects.