This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "practical focus on the study and hands-on cultivation of organic food crops for year-round production and harvest in the maritime climate of the Puget Sound bioregion."
This intensive three-day course offers practical guidance on setting up and running a market garden or small-scale produce operation. The school emphasizes organic production methods, direct marketing, and economic considerations as well as soil fertility, crop production, greenhouse management, pest and disease management, post harvest handling,and equipment and labor needs.
This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "practical focus on the study and hands-on design, planning, and operation of agriculture systems relevant to urban environments ? including backyard, vertical, rooftop, and community gardens, micro-farms, and food hubs and markets."
The school offers a pasture-based dairy and livestock seminar within the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course, or via facilitated distance education classrooms throughout Wisconsin. Training is conducted through traditional classroom activities, hands-on internships, and farm tours of pasture-based farms managed by successful graduates and mentors. The program emphasizes business and financial planning knowledge required to run a successful farm business.
The University of Michigan Campus Farm located at Matthaei Botanical Gardens provides both formal and informal educational opportunities related to food systems, sustainability, and sustainable food production.
Students use organic techniques on five acres for outdoor field production and on 9,000 square feet of year round high tunnel production. Students sell the majority of the agricultural products to university residence halls and market the remainder directly to customers on campus. "The farm is a hands-on learning environment for low-input, environmental and economically sustainable food production."
Coursework and research in sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, and alternative crops.
The SAG program offers a minor in Sustainable Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture. SAG is hands-on, featuring field-based coursework and an apprenticeship at the University of Kentucky Organic Farming Research and Education Unit (OFREU)," the home to the University's Community Supported Agriculture program. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from multiple departments conduct organic-focused research on 13 acres of the OFREU.
Students in the Alternative Crops Research Program investigate new or alternative crops for the Midwestern United States that can help mitigate pest problems or increase crop diversity.