sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

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.

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The Robyn Van En Center "provides outreach and works to gain publicity about CSA farms in order to benefit community farmers and communities everywhere." The Center maintains a national database of CSA farms and provides information about the history of the CSA movement.

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The Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies facilitates practical training and research and is used to demonstrate sustainable methods of soil improvement, weed and pest control, cover and biointensive cropping, rotation, use of compost and green manures, and alternative fuel research. The Center includes the Fulton Farm, a USDA-certified 50-acre farmstead, passive-solar greenhouses, solar and wind-generated electricity demonstrations, and a Community Supported Agriculture program. Previously called the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living.

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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."

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The John T. Lyle Center "advance[s] the principles of environmentally sustainable living through education, research, demonstration and community outreach." The John T. Lyle Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.

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This Minor focuses on "integrat[ing] knowledge and technology in a systems approach to manage land for sustainable utilization of natural resources."

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This Major focuses on "integrat[ing] knowledge and technology in a systems approach to manage land for sustainable utilization of natural resources."

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The Graduate Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems is open to students enrolled in any program within the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota.

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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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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, serves the College's dining hall, and offers general farming experience for agriculture students.

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The Purdue University Student Farm offers students experiential learning opportunities, serves as a site for undergraduate research on sustainable agriculture, and offers courses to students who participate in the farm's operation.

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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.

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