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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

"Hampshire's interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program (ESSP) is a multidisciplinary program through which students develop an interdisciplinary, project-based course of study. The program includes research and courses in agroecology, environmental science; ecology; sustainable and organic agriculture; conservation; technology and design; and sustainable communities."

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Interdepartmental Ph.D. degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) degrees and a double degree M.S. program.

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"The Ecological Sustainability Landscape (ESL) is a 110-acre tract of land including fields, forests, wetlands, and streams, complete with a three-story house and outbuildings. The ESL is home to three courses, Sustainable Agriculture, The Sustainable House and the Seminar in Ecological Sustainability." Students can explore or research organic gardening, farming, integrated pest management, alternative energy sources, beekeeping, and more.

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Interdepartmental M.S. degree (thesis and non-thesis) delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers a Ph.D. and a double degree M.S. program.

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The Ecological Food and Farming Systems (EFFS) graduate specialization (M.S. or Ph.D.) "fosters understanding of interdisciplinary concepts critical to sustainable agriculture and food systems."

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Interdepartmental degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The program offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees, and a double degree M.S. program.

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The nine-credit Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Certificate provides "graduate-level expertise at research and improving sustainable agriculture." Elective hands-on internship or practicum.

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"The concentration was approved by the Shepherd University Board of Govenors in March 2018. It is being developed in conjunction with the College of Business."

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"Fulton Farm is an environmental educational facility and working produce farm." Located on the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, the farm is USDA certified organic and produces crops for the campus and the community. The farm is available to students for coursework, internships, workstudy and volunteer opportunities. Courses offered include agroecology and permaculture. Fulton Farm hosts an 80-share CSA program and provides workshops, demonstrations, classes and other events for community.

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Other Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences departments also offer graduate and undergraduate coursework including organic production, biological control of pests, agroecology, soil and weed ecology, and sustainable agriculture. Graduate research opportunities.

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"MISA supports University of Minnesota programs that provide students with the opportunity to interact with faculty involved in sustainable agriculture research; with practitioners who are applying sustainable principles on their farms; and with organizations and agencies that work on myriad aspects of sustainability in agriculture."

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Iowa State University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community members manage the 2-acre organic farm and Community Supported Agriculture program.

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Ohio State University organic farming research initiatives and outreach are coordinated through the OFFER program. OFFER's land resources include land on three farms near Wooster and at the John Hirzel Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Research Site in northwestern Ohio.

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This intensive three-day course offers practical guidance on setting up and running an apple orchard business. The school includes guidance on both IPM and organic production methods as well as variety and root stock selection, planting schemes, pruning, marketing options, and economic considerations. Taught by experienced growers.

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The Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems program combines education in the fundamentals of crop, soil, and livestock management with instruction in business management. It focuses on "the integration of crop and livestock production principles to create sustainable farming and food systems." The program includes laboratory courses, field trips, and internships on the FVCC campus farm and in the community."

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The Organic Farming Research and Education Unit (OFREU), a 20-acre USDA-certified organic farm and research facility, is available for organic vegetable production, the student community supported agriculture program, Sustainable Agriculture Program (SAG) student apprenticeships, teaching resources and courses for the SAG curriculum, and faculty and student research in sustainable organic horticultural production systems. OFREU also serves as a venue for labs and hands-on learning.

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The Middlebury College Organic Farm serves as an outdoor classroom for students who also grow and sell organic produce to the College's dining facilities and local restaurants and stores.

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