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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

"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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The Dual Major in EcoGastronomy is a collaboration with the University of New Hampshire's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and the Sustainability Institute.

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The University Farm Laboratory maintains the campus' only organic farm plot and is open to students for education, to student organizations and to volunteers.

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Interdisciplinary environmental sciences undergraduate major in the Earth Systems Program with Sustainable Food and Agriculture track. Courses in organic agriculture, sustainable food systems, and urban agriculture. Operates the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.

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The goal of the Dryland Agriculture Institute "is to provide a focal point and infrastructure that will assist researchers, educators, extension workers, and administrators to develop practical and workable strategies for improving the sustainability of dryland agriculture systems worldwide."

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The Food Systems curriculum integrates social science, humanities and natural science approaches to understanding connections among vital interests of humanity in creating nourishment, pursuing health and well-being and sustaining the environment.

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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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