Coursework and research in sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, and alternative crops.
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."
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.
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.
"West Virginia University's Organic Agriculture Research Farm is among the largest certified organic research farms dedicated to teaching, research and outreach." Undergraduates and graduates have access to seventy-seven acres of certified organic farm land for research on a range of academic disciplines, including "horiticulture, agronomy, soil science, animal science, soil biology, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and agricultural economics."
Paul Quinn College converted its football field into the student- and employee-operated organic "WE Over Me Farm". Located in a food desert, the farm provides organic produce to local charitable organizations, community members, the college, and restaurants and grocers in Dallas, TX.
Interdisciplinary research teams develop and implement integrated fruit crop pest management programs that are economical, environmentally sound, and transition toward organically approved and more sustainable systems. Produces Extension Service' Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables - Insect Management website.