sustainable agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

"Through the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) Undergraduate Degree Program, students can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture within the Individualized Programs track. Students in other majors can obtain a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture. The University of Kentucky's SAG program is hands-on, featuring field-based coursework and an apprenticeship at the University of Kentucky Organic Farming Research and Education Unit, the home to a 150-member UK Community Supported Agriculture program."

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The CFANS Graduate Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems is available to undergraduates in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).

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

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Part of the Southern Illinois University Farms system, the Sustainability Center is comprised of the student-run Sustainable Vegetable Farm and Greenhouse, a Vermicomposting Center, and the Paper Recycling Project. The farm provides organic vegetables to the Southern Illinois University dining halls.

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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 production.

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The Career Studies Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture is designed for persons interested in producing food crops for personal consumption or for sale to the public through farmers' markets and other direct-to-consumer marketing strategies.

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M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate programs include coursework and research with individual faculty whose research programs emphasize agroecology, sustainable agriculture, soils, sustainable development, and restoration ecology.

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The CAFES Center for Sustainability offers student intern programs, professional development, community workshops and resources for sustainable agriculture.

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Western Colorado Community College is a division of Colorado Mesa University.

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This program offers hands-on learning at an urban farm. "Coursework includes soil and plant science, production of crops and raising small animals, along with the financial, marketing, and management skills."

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