Michigan State University

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Ecological Food and Farming Systems (EFFS) graduate specialization focuses on "biogeochemical, socioeconomic, and policy concepts critical to sustainable agriculture and food systems."

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The farm "is a 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm." It markets include two CSAs, an on-campus farm stand, and sales to campus dining halls. Programs include the Organic Farmer Training Program, collaboration with the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Specialization, undergraduate coursework and research, experiential educational opportunities, and Outreach and Extension programs.

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"The Organic Farmer Training Program is a nine-month intensive training program in year-round organic farming focusing on diversified production of vegetables, livestock, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets." Program includes management of "15 acre certified organic farm including its 20,000 sqft of passive solar greenhouse space and the SOF production for its primary markets including a 48-week CSA, 7-month on campus farm stand, and sales to campus dinning services."

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